Africa: A Cultural Shift from Secrecy is Necessary to End Menstrual Shame

[allAfrica] Menstruation is a topic handled with secrecy in many African cultures, perhaps to preserve the dignity of women and girls going through it. These cultural practices meant to protect sometimes end up doing the exact opposite. We are glad that this year’s menstrual hygiene day is tagged as “making menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030 .”

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