Indian writer and poet Sonali Sharma wrote ‘The Mustard Petticoat’ – a beautiful poem about period myths in India, where girls and women sometimes are sent off to period huts during their menstruation. ‘We walk barefoot to the hut, why?’ (…)
Girls and women menstruate. Some animals do too. But a goddess who’s on her period? In India, this happens every year. Find out more about Ambubachi Mela and other festivals that celebrate menstruation. (…)
Should women be given time off because they’re suffering from period complaints? The opinions of supporters and opponents in the discussion about menstrual leave. From Japan and Italy to Spain. (…)
Will taking time off work when suffering from period pain lead to more gender equality or to women being seen as the weaker sex? Indian writer Rathi R explores the pros and cons of menstrual leave. (…)
With campaigns like #YesIBleed and sanitary products in hotel bathrooms, social enterprise She Wings spreads awareness about menstrual health in India. (…)
To celebrate MHDay 2019, on Tuesday, May 28 events will be organised everywhere. Here we’ve highlighted five MHDay 2019 events. (…)
Why aren’t menstruating women allowed in temples? Indian scholar Yasmin Soni explores the menstrual taboo. Plus: what needs to be done to change people’s mind-set. (…)
Menstrual awareness is growing. Last year, 350 events were organised for MH Day, in 54 different countries. Here, we put the spotlights on a couple of initiatives that aim to break down period barriers in their own way, all year round. (…)
‘My mother gave me the option of using tampons, but it was like trying to push a carrot in my nose.’ – Indian blogger Rimli Bhattacharya looks back on her first acquaintances with Agony Aunt Flo. (…)
Following the worldwide release of the movie PadMan, Indian blogger Sonia Chatterjee shares her personal journey about menstruation and cramps. (…)
After discovering his wife couldn’t afford to buy sanitary pads, Indian entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham developed low cost pads. Now his story is being made into a movie.
From a comic book for both girls and boys to colourful pads and liners stickers for a doll: five fun initiatives that teach girls about menstruation. (…)
‘A hush-hush tone of voice and use of euphemisms: period taboos in India are a lot like those in the U.K.’ – A guest blog by Hannah Whelan. (…)
The name is a catchy one. Menstrupedia aims to shatter the myths and misunderstandings surrounding menstruation by delivering informative and entertaining content. ([…)
‘Let’s talk about the societal and environmental impact of periods.’ A guest blog by Hannah Theisen about period care with a cause.