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VOICES

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Privacy, Sanitary napkins, Menstruation, Periods emoji

Periods emoji: I am a woman, and I am sick of all this ‘public display of periods’

Menstruation is not dirty or shameful. But it’s private. I don’t want my privacy to become an opportunity for people to prove how cool or ‘bindaas’ they are.

LIFE

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Women Health, Menstruation, Sanitary napkins, Menstrual Hygiene

The 'Pad women' of Bihar: How these young girls set up a sanitary napkin bank in their village

Despite being scolded by their family members for wasting money, these girls started using sanitary napkins. But buying pads from local vendors every month was awkward.

VARIETY

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Sanitary napkins, Pcos, Women masturbating, Menstruation

From periods to women's pleasure to PCOS: The three talk taboos we broke in 2018

This year saw us acknowledging and discussing three important issues we generally pretend just don’t exist.

VARIETY

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Periods, Sabarimala protests, Smriti Irani, Sanitary napkins

I went to a friend’s place with a blood-soaked sanitary napkin. Guess what happened?

A sanitary napkin is not an instrument of protest, insult, desecration or shock. It is just a need.

ART & CULTURE

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Sanitary napkins, Menstrual Hygiene, Pad Man

The best thing about Pad Man is not a sanitary napkin

Akshay Kumar's Laxmikant isn’t just an advocate for menstrual hygiene.

VOICES

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Menstruation, Sanitary napkins, GST

GST on sanitary napkins: Does Indian government think period blood is a luxury?

Women, after all, do not choose to menstruate.