Menstruation is still considered a taboo in the Indian society. Unhygienic period health and disposal practices can have major consequences on the health of women.
The issue can increase a woman’s chances of contracting cervical cancer, Reproductive Tract Infections, Hepatitis B infection, various types of yeast infections and Urinary Tract Infection, to name a few.
Out of all the menstruating girls and women in India, less than 20% use sanitary pads. Even in urban areas, this only rises to about 50%. A lack of access to quality hygiene products continues to be a barrier.