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Badly constructed, ill-maintained latrines contaminate Namakkal's groundwater
Sewage seeping into the ground from septic tanks has remained a serious concern in Tamil Nadu’s Namakkal district for a while. A consortium of government and private organisations got together to develop...
World Menstrual Hygiene Day - May 28
Aimed at breaking myths and taboos surrounding menstruation, May 28 is celebrated as Menstrual Hygiene Day across the world. Though insufficient data plagues policy formulation, decentralised studies in many...
For centuries, women have fashioned receptacles from locally available absorbants to soak up menstrual discharge. Softened papyrus was used by women in ancient Egypt, while in other parts, materials like wool, paper, vegetable fiber, grass, animal skin, and moss were used to create makeshift tampons and pads [1]. However, over the years, unfounded fears, social taboos and misconceptions have...

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