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DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MENSTRUATING WOMEN IN INDIA

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MENSTRUATING WOMEN IN INDIA
India scrapped a 12% tax on sanitary products in 2018. This is a great news. The tax exemption is only a small step towards a much longer journey of making menstrual health and hygiene an accessible reality for every woman in the country. According to one study, only 36% of India's 355 million menstruating females use sanitary napkins, while the rest use old rags, husk, ash, leaves, mud and soil and such other life-threatening materials to manage their flow.  The study also found that a large number of women considered periods as dirty, explaining why menstruating women are often ostracised from social and cultural activities and are forced to put up with all sorts of restrictions

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