The onset of menstruation is considered to be a blessing in every woman’s life. “Ladki badi ho gayi” (the girl has grown up) is what most Indians know it as. This transition in a girl’s life into womanhood is celebrated in certain parts of South India where she is worshipped as a deity for 5 long days. But, did you know, not every girl in India has the same fortune. A culture of silence and taboos associated with periods is still a nightmare for a large population of menstruating women, especially, in the rural pockets of India.
Nearly, 88% of menstruating women lack access to sanitary napkins to absorb their period blood. They are forced to use alternatives such as old fabric, ash, sand, rags etc. to keep themselves dry and free from shame. These unhygienic practices increase the risk of reproductive tract infections among adolescent girls and women.
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