Beliefs about Menstruation: A Study from Rural Pondicherry

  title={Beliefs about Menstruation: A Study from Rural Pondicherry},
  author={Rajkumar Patil and Lokesh Agarwal and M A I Khan and Sanjeev K. Gupta and D. R. Vedapriya and M. Raghavia and Anuj Mittal},
  journal={Indian Journal of Medical Specialities},
Many traditional practices and myths surround normal physiological processes such as menarche, and when young people are not given scientific explanations of such phenomena, they are left puzzled and are unable to differentiate between myth and reality [1]. Still one can find a woman sitting in neglected corner of a house in any village because of her menstrual period. In India even mere mention of the topic has been a taboo in the past and even to this date the cultural and social influences… 

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