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How Effective Is School Menstrual Hygiene Management?

How Effective Is School Menstrual Hygiene Management? Winkler (2020) puts the discussion about menstruation in the intersection of class, caste, physiology, psychology, and sexuality into the academic collection Beauty in Blood. The range of topics which it brings into its ambit puts it down clearly that the act of making policies for menstrual hygiene management

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5 Conditions That Mess With Menstruation

5 Conditions That Mess With Menstruation Probing into the concept of menstruation, it has always been looked upon negatively. Stemming from cultural beliefs about bodily fluids and processes, it has been taboo. Thus resulting in stigmatization and further affecting menstruators’ health and well-being. The lack of awareness around different menstrual disorders has led to many

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Painting It Red: An Interview with Ananya Chhaochharia

Painting It Red: An Interview with Ananya Chhaochharia Ananya Chhaochharia is an intersectional feminist working at the crossroads of gender and politics. She started an NGO, Paint it Red, to combat the challenge of period stigma and to create access to sustainable menstrual products. In conversation with Gaurvi Narang, she gives us a glimpse into her

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Saga of Myth, Mystery and Misunderstanding

Saga of Myth, Mystery and Misunderstanding Even in the age of artificial intelligence, period myth, mystery, and superstitious beliefs continue to denigrate people. When the world is talking of inhabiting the planet Mars, some still refuse to raise up the idea that menstruators are “impure” because they bleed. Avni Gupta dwells upon the times when the surrounding women suggested tying a

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Let’s Talk Sex During Menstruation? Painful or Pleasuring?

Let’s Talk Sex During Menstruation? Painful or Pleasuring? Nikita Ghodke writes about sexual intercourse during periods.  Sex during mensturation? How? Messy? Sex and menstruation are two topics that are never quite discussed altogether. Sex during menstruation is often considered ‘messy,’ ‘dirty,’ ‘dangerous,’ and so on. These preconceived opinions are archaic ideas. From ‘How can anyone

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The Basics of Sustainable Menstrual Products in India

The Basics of Sustainable Menstrual Products in India Arshia Bathla writes, I’ve been blind to the reality of menstrual waste and the alternatives available to me. As Rega Jha points out in this enlightening Buzzfeed video, typically, pads are what are introduced to most of us after our first period and we carry on with the same

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