From The Guardian UK: ‘We bleed. Accept it and deal with it’: breaking India’s taboo on menstruation

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On a road trip through south India last year a group of my friends wanted to stop at a Hindu temple of particular significance, but one held back. “I want to come …” she said, “but I can’t, as I have my period.” Here was a 38-year-old Indian woman, a barrister with a postgraduate degree, afraid to set foot in a temple because she was menstruating.

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