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Why Menstruation is a Nightmare For Many Women In India - By Kamala Sripada

“We don’t talk about these issues. We are also not allowed to offer prayers during this time of the month,” says 25-year-old Ruhi who stays in the same area in Madanpur Khadar. This reflects the popularly held notion of impurity during menstruation and only adds to the stigma women face every month.

Not just health, but lack of menstrual hygiene management takes its toll on the education of young girls. According to Dasra and the Forbes Marshall survey, which looked at sanitation as a whole, almost 23 percent of girls drop out of school when they start menstruating. In some places as many as 66 percent of girls skip school during this time and one-third of them eventually drop out. Read more...

https://www.firstpost.com/living/why-menstruation-is-a-nightmare-for-many-women-in-india-1550781.html

August 22, 2019 — Cornelius Bradley

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