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One Earth Two Worlds: Scotland provide free period products for all, but a lot of Indian women are still stuck in menstrual taboos

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4 mn read The stigma and silence around menstruation builds up the negligence of the issues like period poverty and female hygiene. In India only 12% of women are exposed to the period products and rest 88% use cloth, rags, hay, leaves, sand and ash, according to the report of Indian ministry of health. More than half of menstruators put their bodies to risk of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), bacterial vaginosis with skin irritation and vaginal itching.