'This is a natural process': managing menstrual stigma in Nepal.

@article{Crawford2014ThisIA,
  title={'This is a natural process': managing menstrual stigma in Nepal.},
  author={Mary Crawford and Lauren Marie Menger and Michelle R. Kaufman},
  journal={Culture, health & sexuality},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={426-39}
}
Menstrual stigma has been demonstrated in many societies. However, there is little research on menstrual attitudes in South Asia, despite religiously-based menstrual restrictions imposed on women. To understand menstrual stigma in this context, we conducted qualitative research with women in Nepal. Nepali Hinduism forbids menstruating women to enter a temple or kitchen, share a bed with a husband or touch a male relative. During menstruation, women are 'untouchable'. There has been virtually no… CONTINUE READING