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100 Women 2014: The taboo of menstruating in India

BBC News - 4 weeks ago
In India, there is generally a silence around the issue of women's health - especially around menstruation. A deep-rooted taboo feeds into the risible myth-making around menstruation: women are...

Menstruation Matters: How Periods Are Keeping Girls Out of School in Nepal

Huffington Post - 4 days ago
It's that time of the month -- your period. For those of us in the U.S., this is a regular occurrence that doesn't cause a major disruption in most of our lives. However, for millions of...

The full extent of what urban India believes about menstruation is extraordinary

Quartz - 3 months ago
While that is bad enough, attitudes about another normal female bodily function—menstruation—are even more rooted in superstition. The extent of ignorance regarding menstruation has been...

US consumer giant seeks to smash India menstruation taboos

Yahoo News - 2 months ago
But unlike most adverts of its ilk, this 30-second clip seeks to dispel the myths surrounding women's periods in a country where deep-rooted social taboos around menstruation still persist. It...

Not just a girls' problem: the economic impact of menstrual shame

The Guardian - 3 weeks ago
Menstruation affects educational access across much of the globe: more than 20% of girls in Sierra Leone miss school during their periods; in Nepal and Afghanistan 30% do. Almost a quarter of Indian...

SCA and WSSCC Partner to Break Silence around Menstruation

Business Wire (press release) - 6 days ago
“A majority of adolescent girls and women in the world do not have access to adequate information about menstruation nor access to sanitation or hygiene products,” said Jan Johansson, President...

Islam vs. Female Menstruation — on The Glazov Gang

FrontPage Magazine - 4 days ago
Female Menstruation, pointing to the Islamic texts that dehumanize women for possessing fertility and spawning life (starts at 9:51 mark). The discussion occurred within the context of a dialogue...

Why menstruation is a nightmare for many women in India

Firstpost - 6 months ago
Thus begins the plight of the Rohingya women in New Delhi where even a glimmer of sunlight to dry their sanitary cloths is difficult to find, owing to social taboo surrounding menstruation. This...

Menstrual Hygiene Must Become a Matter of Public Concern in Zimbabwe

Huffington Post - 4 months ago
Menstrual hygiene remains a taboo subject in Zimbabwean society. It is therefore a sad day when the issue of menstruation becomes a public concern. It shows the level of poverty and dehumanization...

Smoking in early teens linked to higher risk of severe menstrual cramps

Medical News Today - 4 days ago
Smoking is associated with an increased risk of numerous health problems. Now, a new study published in Tobacco Control - a journal of The BMJ - finds that young teenage girls who smoke may raise...

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