A period is a healthy, normal process, so why does it carry such stigma? A researcher and an author are calling for more ‘menstrual literacy’. Photo: Shutterstock
A period is a healthy, normal process, so why does it carry such stigma? A researcher and an author are calling for more ‘menstrual literacy’. Photo: Shutterstock
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Why have menstrual periods remained taboo? Researcher and author aim to end the shaming of a natural process

  • Half the world menstruates yet no one wants to talk about it. A researcher calls for more ‘menstrual literacy’ so those affected can learn how their bodies work
  • Menstruation has been framed as negative because people fear something that is unknown and unexplainable – and hygiene product makers exploit this, author says

A period is a healthy, normal process, so why does it carry such stigma? A researcher and an author are calling for more ‘menstrual literacy’. Photo: Shutterstock
A period is a healthy, normal process, so why does it carry such stigma? A researcher and an author are calling for more ‘menstrual literacy’. Photo: Shutterstock
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