The Public Radio International (PRI) website recently published a piece by Allison Beringher on "the menstruation-education connection". The article notes that "for many girls around the world, menstrual health and hygiene issues are obstacles to education. In some places, girls stay home from school during their periods. In others, menstruating women are considered unclean". There is no simple fix, but the article notes five key issues to be aware of. These include the importance of menstrual health to education:
Menstrual cups are mentioned as one option for improving the options for women and girls.
Full article here: http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-06-18/menstruation-education-connection