Menstrupedia myths: Impurity of Women

MYTH: A menstruating woman is impure, dirty, sick or even cursed.


None of these beliefs are correct. Periods are natural and normal for women. Menstrual fluid is just a harmless mixture of blood and tissue that was not used by your body to nourish a baby in the Womb.

This myth is often used as a reason to stop women, who are having their periods, from taking part in various social events. This happens especially in the case of religious events.

Impurity of Women
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