“I will never let my daughter suffer the way I do when I have my period. My family treats me like an untouchable. “I’m not allowed into the kitchen, I can’t enter the temple, I can’t sit with others.” There’s a sense of determination in 32-year-old Manju Baluni’s voice. I met her in a remote village in Uttarakhand, a hilly state in the north of India. In India, there is generally a silence around the issue of women’s health – especially around menstruation. A deep-rooted taboo feeds into the risible myth-making around menstruation: women are impure, filthy, sick and even cursed during their period. More on – http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29727875