Menstruation is still considered to be dirty and impure in many parts of India. Disclosing the myths- The list of myths are numerous Restrictions like “Not entering the puja room” and the kitchen during menstruation are strictly implemented. Offering prayers and touching holy books by menstruating girls and women are considered as a sin.
Huge Impact of Myths on Women’s Life Large numbers of girls in Rural India drop out of school when they begin menstruating. This includes over 23 per cent of girls in India. There are many schools in India which do not gender friendly neither they have the proper infrastructure nor adequate menstrual protection nor adequate sanitization measures for female teachers and girls.
Over 77 per cent of girls and women in India use old cloth during their periods, which is often reused. Furthermore, 88 per cent of women in India sometimes resort to using wood scraps, newspapers, dried leaves, and husk sand to absorb the blood.We can Combat Menstruation Related Myths In the 21st century where these taboos have no real sense should not be a rule to torture women menstruating. We need to raise awareness among adolescent girls related to menstrual health and hygiene.
#Break the taboo#speak with pride#