India

Lack of Menstrual Hygiene Holding Back the Indian Economy

Sexual taboos limiting women's contributions

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Sushma Devi, a mother of three in Northern India, stores her "moon cup" on the window sill of the mud-brick veranda that shelters the family goats.

In a village where few have indoor toilets and the Hindi word for her genitals is a profanity, 30-year-old Sushma struggles to talk about how she manages her period and the changes brought by the bell-shaped device she inserts in her vagina to collect menstrual blood.

H/T Charles WT