Menstruation is considered a taboo in Indian society, and girls are taught silence around the topic. But why the shame?
Men need to know about menstruation and menstrual taboos too. Talk to your boys about this, so that they grow up to be men who're sensitive to the women in their lives.
Should only parents of a girl talk to her about periods? Why can't parents of boys talk about it too? Will make for more informed, sensitive citizens of tomorrow.
Talking about periods is the right way to make ourselves comfortable with our bodies and its needs, and give us power over our choices.
In a country where it is common to shun menstruating women from social life, Odisha stands out by celebrating them in its Raja Parba.
Though they were more convenient than cloth, sanitary napkins are problematic, an environmental hazard. And then I discovered the menstrual cup.
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