Menstruation 101: here’s the biology of menstruation, and it includes nothing about morality or temples.
Menstruation 101: here’s the biology of menstruation, and it includes nothing about morality or temples.(Photo: Erum Gour/FIT)
  • 1. What is Menstruation?
  • 2. Menstruation for Dummies
  • 3. Time to Look at TSS
  • 4. Myths and Menstruation
  • 5. Pads, Tampons Et Al
Move Over, Temples, Nothing is ‘Morally Wrong’ with Menstruation

That time of the month, being down, the red brigade, chumming, cramps, stomach ache…so many euphemisms for ONE single word – menstruation. There, I said it, for all of you, MENSTRUATION. One more time – menstruation.

Take away the societal stigma attached to it, (think the most recent Sabarimala-Smriti Irani debacle) and it’s a very simple word. But what’s the biology of it? Well, while it may have nothing to do with moral ideas of ‘purity’ and desecration, the truth of it all is not that simple. In fact, the female reproductive system needs to be given its due credit for carrying out this complex biological process, month after month, and making it look like a breeze.

So, are you ready, boys and girls? Here goes.

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