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Even though the most common symptom of premenstrual dysphoric disorder includes extreme mood swings, there is a lot more to it than that.
A fertile woman is generally considered to be an 'object' that will further increase the family by birthing children, but the period myths make sure she is considered taboo for her fertility.
It hurt me to think of the millions who couldn’t purchase such a significant product. I stared at the quantity of pads. It said, “40 pieces”, which meant a piece cost 12.5 rupees.
In this open letter to her daughter, a mother normalises talking around menstruation, and destigmatises the stereotypes about it.
This would be my first time alone, “I hope you come soon.” Covering my face with a dupatta, I had run towards the woods, consoling myself, “It’s just 3 days. I’ll be fine.”
Stayfree recently released a Daughter’s Day video ‘It’s Just A Period’. Watch these ordinary fathers making a hesitant effort to talk to their young daughters about periods.
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