Menstruation

“Sex is a choice and menstruation is not”: There is no dignity in education without proper sanitation
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Politics and Society “Sex is a choice and menstruation is not”: There is no dignity in education without proper sanitation

South Africa held a consultative Indaba on The Draft National Policy Framework on Sanitary Dignity that looks to provide free sanitary towels for young women and girls. In South Africa having a period is an expense that many cannot afford, and millions of girls miss school each month due to lack of sanitary pads.

South Africa: KwaZulu Natal Province Launches Free Sanitary Towels to Schoolgirls
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Politics and Society South Africa: KwaZulu Natal Province Launches Free Sanitary Towels to Schoolgirls

KwaZulu Natal’s Department of Education in South Africa has launched a programme to distribute free sanitary towels to schoolgirls to keep girls in school during their menstrual cycle. The initiative has received widespread applause, seen as a progressive step towards reducing the barriers that limit and hinder girls’ educational access.

Good morning, I have my period today.
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Lifestyle Good morning, I have my period today.

Having your period is no picnic and the way in which society treats the process makes it even worse. We are wildly horrified by the idea of menstruation as it takes away from the idea of the perfect and sexually desirable woman. One, however, should not be shy to say ‘hey I am on my period’ because there is nothing wrong with it.