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It's high time that we talk openly about menstrual hygiene and bust myths and taboos associated with it. Today, 28 May is acknowledged as Menstrual Hygiene Day and it aims at creating awareness about taboos associated with menstruation, menstrual hygiene and women's hygiene and health issues. (Read: Menstruation myths: Why Parineeti Chopra is absolutely right about periods)
In India, girls and women are even today considered impure during their periods. Many are made to sit in corner, asked to stay away from the kitchen, not allowed to enter temples, made to sleep in a diffrent room. To steer away from these rules and wayward notions about menstruation, Feminisminindia.com and Thekachraproject have started a campaign to end all taboos and educate people about it. (Read: 10 menstrual hygiene tips every girl and woman should know)
FeminisminIndia initiated a tweet chat to encourage twitter users to talk about problems and myths associated with menstruation, and twitterati came up with some interesting insights.
It's time we take an initiative and talk more about these issues out in the open. It is important that we educate our boys and girls together about menstruation. Making basic sanitary facilities like toilets and water available to every woman in the country is the need of the hour. It is high time that we ask for sanitary napkins and other menstrual hygiene products without hesitation and not treat these products like some top secret tool that the world shouldn't know about.
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