It is sad that a natural process like menstruation is considered felonious in societies across the world where women are deplored and discriminated against and forced to abide by many restrictions and prohibitions. They are disallowed entry in the kitchen, they are barred from visiting places of worship and in some cultures they are even asked to live separately during their periods. Along with this comes the stigma of being impure, sick and dirty. In short, a large number of taboos veil menstruation. Women face abuse at a time when they need the maximum medical and psychological attention More on-