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Menstrual Hygiene Day: Discussing hygiene management isn't sufficient - Bangalore Mirror (blog)

Menstrual hygiene day is an annual awareness day observed worldwide on May 28, that aims to break taboos and raise awareness about the importance of good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for women and adolescent girls. It was initiated by the German ...and more »

Broken teeth and shark attacks: 10 period lies - UNICEF Connect (blog)

From curdling milk to shark bites and rotten pickles – menstruating women are a menace to society… if you believe the myths. For hundreds of years, women and girls have been told ridiculous stories about the dangerous super powers they possess when ...and more »

How We Can Fight Period Stigma Around the World - TIME

Menstruation is a normal biological process that half the people of the world experience for a significant part of their lives. On average, women and girls will spend 3,000 days during their lifetimes menstruating, yet menstruation is still enshrouded ...and more »

On Menstrual Hygiene Day, Here's How To Help Remove Period Stigma - Tech Times

In this day and age, the idea that a normal biological process such as the menstrual cycle can still be enshrouded in misconception, shame, and embarrassment may be difficult to fathom. Yet in many societies, menstruation continues to be surrounded by ...and more »

Period pains: Menstrual Hygiene Day to raise global awareness on how traditions impact education and employment - Equal Times

In Nepal, communities that still practise the ancient, albeit illegal, Hindu custom of chaupadi (menstrual exclusion) ensure that women and girls are banished from their family homes while they are on their periods. For teenagers like Radha Bishwa ...and more »

How Periods Make Life Complicated for Women and Girl Refugees - News Deeply

For millions of girls and women, menstruation is a burden. Here's why helping displaced and poor women and girls with their periods is a way to show them proper respect. Written by Marni Sommer, Published on May 26, 2017, Read time Approx. 5 minutes ...and more »

Column: Why a monthly period is especially hard for millions of women around the world - PBS NewsHour

Rupa Chand Shah, a school teacher who does not support the practice of Chaupadi, teaches an awareness class at Shree Devi Mando School in the hills of Legudsen village in Achham District in western Nepal, on Feb. 16, 2014. Chaupadi is a tradition ...and more »

'Office spaces must be sensitised about menstruation' - The Indian Express

"We must have policies that sensitise men and there must be a counsellor and a gynaecologist visiting offices every week to discuss such issues. It must be a core part of the human resources in any organisation." 7. Shares. Share. By: PTI | New Delhi ...and more »

Menstrual hygiene day 2017: 5 basic menstrual hygiene tips that are often ignored -

Menstrual Hygiene Day or MHD is celebrated every year on May 28 to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene management and break taboos. The date May 28 was chosen to celebrate MHD because menstrual cycle is usually 28 days long and the bleeding lasts ...and more »

Menstruation: Ending the taboo - Deutsche Welle

Periods, menstruation, the "curse": Who manages to talk about this nonchalantly? The aim of Menstrual Hygiene Day is to help overcome embarrassment and shame. Let's talk openly about periods – all over the world. Teenager Menstruation Symbolbild ...and more »