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YOUR PERIODS ARE NOT IMPURE

Did you know that many women in the world are separated from their families due to menstrual flow which is still considered to be impure!

Menstruation is the natural part of the reproductive cycle in which blood from the uterus exits through the vagina. It is a natural process that first occurs in girls usually between the age of 11 and 14 years and is one of the indicators of the onset of puberty among them. Despite being a phenomenon unique to girls, this has always been surrounded by secrecy and myths in many societies. Taboos surrounding menstruation exclude women and girls from many aspects of social and cultural life.

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It’s Time To bust The Myth and Talk about PERIODS freely and Confidently.

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There is 35% blood in menstrual discharge. The blood component in the menstrual discharge is the same as arterial blood, Endometrial fluid and tissue come from your uterus lining, as it breaks off after failing to implant an egg. Vaginal secretions are made of water and electrolytes such as sodium and potassium..

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MYTHS ASSOCIATED WITH MENSTRUATION
Many girls and women are subject to restrictions in their daily lives simply because they are menstruating. Not entering the “puja” room is the major restriction among urban girls whereas, not entering the kitchen is the main restriction, It is also said that during menstruation the body emits some specific smell or ray, which turns preserved food bad. And, therefore, they are not allowed to touch sour foods like pickles. Such taboos about menstruation present in many societies impact on girls’ and women’s emotional state, mentality and lifestyle and most importantly, health. Large numbers of girls in many less economically developed countries drop out of school when they begin menstruating. This includes over 23% of girls in India

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IS MENSTRUAL BLOOD HARMFUL?

No toxins are released in menstrual flow, as this is a lining that must be pure and clean enough to have nurtured a baby. Menstrual fluid is no more dangerous than regular blood, Your organs release many secretions in the body, and your whole body has blood inside it too. If it was toxic or harmful, you would not be alive!
if you were not a menstruating being, there would be no procreation

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Due To lack of Menstrual Education, Not even 50 percent women used clean methods of dealing with menstrual hygiene in eight states/union territories.
Even now, women are considered “impure” during their period, subjected to social, religious and cultural restrictions, according to a study on menstrual health management. It was conducted by a collective of organisations dealing with water, sanitation and hygiene.

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HOW CAN WE COMBAT THE MYTHS

It’s Time To Create and Raise Awareness Regarding Mensturation So that Our Girls and Women around Can Maintain Hygiene By using Sanitary pads.

Break the Taboo by doing what makes you feel comfortable, Empowerment of women through education and increasing their role in decision-making can also aid in this regard. Provision of sanitary napkins and adequate facilities for sanitation and washing should be made available
Low cost sanitary napkins can be locally made and distributed particularly in rural and slum areas as these are the areas where access to the product is difficult

Thus A women Should rise over all these Taboos and learn to question instead of following the myths that makes them feel uncomfortable.

Sonali

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