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Decoding Menstrual Taboos in India: Issues, Challenges and Solutions

Author Name: Dr. Gunjan Shahi & Dr. Uma Singh | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

This volume contains an assortation of critical essays on “Decoding Menstrual Taboos in India: Issues, Challenges and Solutions”. These research papers investigate capaciously not only the menstruation, the taboos associated with it and the causes behind this imposed stigma on girls and women but also to scrutinize the social and cultural position of the women in India at present. Menstruation is a normal biological process of woman body which refers to her reproductive health but when it is defined through the lenses of religious, social and cultural preview it receives different wide compulsive perspectives and becomes a taboo forcing the girls and women to hide themselves during the menstruation. The illiteracy, ignorance, lack of awareness and little exposure about this natural phenomenon create undefined norms in socio-cultural lives of women, irregular poor health, various diseases and psychological pressures. 

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