In Collaboration with: Ketto
PERIODS WILL NOT STOP ME. PERIOD! – Ketto in BIO “I use old cloth from home during my periods. Sometimes that is also not available. Then all I can do is reuse them, but washing and drying those clothes are so embarrassing. It’s so frustrating. I don’t know why I had to be a girl. ” stated visibly upset Geeta (name changed). She ruefully added “I sometimes have to miss my school during those days. Once the boys in my class made fun of my stained skirt. Since then, I’ve decided to stay at home during my periods.” This statement could have been from Geeta, Radha, Sunita or anyone. The characters change but the story remains the same. 70% girls (Nielsen, 2016) like Geeta have no access to sanitary napkins due to various reasons. For some, it’s their remote location or unavailability of hygienic products, for the others, money is a constraint, but for most, it’s the shame and taboos associated with menstruation that restricts their lives.
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