Menstrual Taboos in Nepal and the Growing Movement for Menstrual Dignity

In 2018, a 21-year-old Nepali woman died because of the tradition of menstrual exile. She, like many other women living in rural Nepal, was isolated to an outdoor cow shed through the course of menstruation each month, despite the practice’s illegality. She had lit a fire to stay warm (the sheds are poorly insulated and […]