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Millions of girls and women worldwide do not have the opportunity to manage their menstruation hygienically, in privacy, with safety and with dignity. With a global campaign to establish the 28th of May as Menstrual Hygiene Day, WASH United and a range of partners want to start a broader conversation around Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM), the most neglected of all WASH issues. http://www.pinterest.com/washunited/menstruationmatters-mhm/

It's surprising that age old menstrual myths that originated in the primitive societies are still very well prevailing in today's modern societies. Join us in quest to unravel the origin of these myths and and find the truth behind them.

Submitted by Parinda Gandevikar, art work by Aditi Gupta: I want period positively as I don’t want to be a secret service agent every time I have to dispose a sanitary pad.    #periodPositive #MenstruationMatters #menstrupedia

Submitted by Parinda Gandevikar, art work by Aditi Gupta: I want period positively as I don’t want to be a secret service agent every time I have to dispose a sanitary pad.

This myth could have originated from different sources. One of the sources is a misinterpretation of a scientifically proven fact that the risk of a sexually transmitted disease spreading from an infected female to her sexual partner is higher when the female is menstruating. However unlike the myth, menstrual fluid in itself is not harmful but a natural bodily fluid. Another origin for this myth could be the commonly held belief that menstrual blood is impure and dangerous.

Menstral myth This myth could have originated from different sources.

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