“Taboos and Myth” – Indispensable Part of Menstruation: An Overview

Authors

  • Lopamudra Ganguly Department of Geography, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Lakshminarayan Satpati Department of Geography, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Sreeparna Nath Department of Women’s Study, Diamond Harbour Women’s University, Sarisha, West Bengal, India

Keywords:

Culture, Menstruation, Myth, Puberty, Taboos, Women

Abstract

Menstruation is a physiological condition for women in their life span. Menstruation is a common fact as blood from the uterus passes into the vaginal canal. It is a normal phase that begins in girls between the ages of 11 and 14 and is one of the first signs of puberty. It has, however, still been surrounded by taboos and myths that keep women out of certain facets associated with this issue. Many societal taboos regarding menstruation affect women’s emotional well-being, mindset, lifestyle, and, most importantly, health. As a result, a strategic approach to combating these issues is very much required. This paper aims to discuss common menstruation myths and taboos in various parts of the world. This issue also creates a significant impact on women’s sociocultural lives. Even though it is a disorder that only affects females, it has always been shrouded in mystery and myth. Menstruation taboos keep women out of certain facets of social and cultural life. This restriction spreads potential negativity from the grassroot level.

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Published

2021-10-30

How to Cite

Lopamudra Ganguly, Lakshminarayan Satpati, & Sreeparna Nath. (2021). “Taboos and Myth” – Indispensable Part of Menstruation: An Overview. Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences, 8(4), 251–254. Retrieved from https://apjhs.com/index.php/apjhs/article/view/1707