Adolescent girls experience great difficulties during menstruation in many countries. This problem is particularly pernicious in countries such as India, where accessing feminine hygiene products can be challenging due to a combination of factors, including poverty, a lack of information, and the stigma surrounding the subject. In India, talking about menstruation is virtually forbidden in most families. As a result, when adolescent girls start their period, they are often left in the dark about the changes happening to their bodies or are given misinformation rooted in myth.
India: Taboos are bad for girls’ health
The stigma around menstruation puts India’s adolescents at risk