7 alarming myths about periods we have to end now

Let's break the silence

UNICEF South Asia
Girl in India
UNICEF/2015/Nybo

01 June 2018

Have you ever been given strict guidelines for eating, sleeping, walking and living life in a certain way during your period? Do you ever question them?

Many girls and women in South Asia - young and old, educated and uneducated, rural and urban, rich and poor - feel ashamed talking about their periods. These 7 myths are holding girls and women back. It’s time we end them for good.

Period myth 1
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Period myth 2
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Period myth 3
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Period myth 4
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Period myth 5
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Period myth 6
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Period myth 7
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