Indian Medical Students Use Poetry To Eliminate Taboos Surrounding Menstruation
The Guardian: Indian medical students use pads and poems to tackle period taboos
“…Menstrual health is a serious issue for the 355 million women of reproductive age in India. Only 12 percent use sanitary pads, and tampons are rare. For the rest of India’s menstruating women, a reusable rag is the only option. … For the students of Calicut Medical College, reading poems about menstruation is one small step towards erasing the taboo…” (Doshi, 10/7).