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International Journal of Sociology and Humanities

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

From taboo to transformation: Menstrual equity's role in enhancing health

Author(s):

Dr. Sourav Madhur Dey

Abstract:

This abstract delves into the critical intersection of menstrual equity and health, shedding light on the multifaceted implications of inequitable access to menstrual hygiene products and its overarching impact on individual well-being. Menstrual equity, encompassing fair and affordable distribution of menstrual products, emerges as a pivotal social justice concern, challenging prevailing norms and structures. Insufficient access to these products can lead to adverse health outcomes, exacerbating the risks of infections, discomfort, and mental health issues. In this context, the abstract underscores the necessity of comprehensive policy interventions to alleviate menstrual inequalities, emphasizing the importance of DE stigmatizing menstruation, fostering educational initiatives, and advocating for affordable and accessible menstrual products. By analyzing existing research and case studies, the abstract highlights the broader implications of menstrual equity on public health, social equality, and economic productivity. This abstract delves into the crucial nexus between menstrual equity and its profound ramifications on individual and community health. Menstrual equity, emblematic of fair and unrestricted access to menstrual hygiene products and education, stands as an imperative facet of global gender equality and public health. The disparities in access to these products have far-reaching health implications, as inadequate resources contribute to heightened risks of infections, discomfort, and compromised mental well-being. The dearth of accessible menstrual products not only engenders potential health risks such as infections and discomfort but also perpetuates cycles of inequality and stigma. This abstract elucidates the imperative for comprehensive interventions, encompassing policy reforms, education initiatives, and community engagement, to rectify this pressing issue. Moreover, the abstract underscores the urgency of normalizing conversations around menstruation to challenge deep-seated taboos and misconceptions. It calls for collaborative efforts across diverse sectors to dismantle barriers, thus fostering a future marked by improved health, gender parity, and social inclusivity.

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International Journal of Sociology and Humanities
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sourav Madhur Dey. From taboo to transformation: Menstrual equity's role in enhancing health. Int. J. Sociol. Humanit. 2024;6(1):10-18. DOI: 10.33545/26648679.2024.v6.i1a.68
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