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“I am healed now” says newly-male police constable

Lalit Salve

”Menstruation? … I don’t know.

Perhaps something happened during my teenage years.

I don’t know… Don’t know.”

These hesitant words are spoken by the first police constable in India to have undergone Genital Reconstruction Surgery. Once Lalita, he became Lalit Bhau Salve.

Date

12.10.2018 | 12:30

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Indian women fighting cancer with sanitary pads

In a country where many still view menstrual blood as a prop for black magic, a team of scientists in India have dared to convince rural women to hand over used sanitary pads to help detect cervical cancer.

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24.10.2017 | 13:40

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Sanitary pad crowdfunding unsettles Uganda’s elite

Ugandan girls are missing school because they can’t afford hygiene products. Activists are helping out, but a crowdfunding campaign to buy millions of sanitary pads has fallen foul of the country’s authoritarian regime.

Date

25.04.2017 | 14:21

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The Monthly Exiles

periodFive days ago, Sita Karki, 14, was forced into isolation in a filthy, dark and sweltering cattle shed about 10 minutes away from her home. The reason is that she is menstruating.

Date

06.02.2017 | 10:36

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Women in India protest menstruation taboos with #Happytobleed campaign

IndiaA machine to check for menstruating women – this was a Hindu priest’s suggestion after being asked why women were being kept off his temple’s premises. The statement triggered an online campaign called #Happytobleed.

Date

01.12.2015 | 20:45

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