Menstruation seems like disease to some, and to some a liability. If you ask any girl pushing through her puberty, at first, it’ll be difficult for her to talk, as menstruation has turned into a taboo in India. Yet what she will tell you is, how awful she feels about it, that’s a genuine appeal.
For people who thinks it’s some god gifted virtue. It depends on how you see it.
Menstruation is a natural process of the female body being a part of the reproductive cycle in which blood from the lining of uterus flows out through vagina.
The period of menstruation occurs once in a month, staring from an age of 10 when girls hit puberty.
If you are thinking that’s it, it’s not that simple. Menstruation comes with a load of stress and pain like back & abdominal pain, tender breasts and mild headaches & dizziness can be few signs, with increasing the hormones level of the female body, for which the times of menstruation can be irritable and aggressive for some women.
It not only plays its role on physical aspect of a girl’s or woman’s body but influence the emotional state, mentality, lifestyle and most importantly health.
Scientifically, menstruation is the sign that the women completed an ovulation cycle and missed a chance of pregnancy. The ovules produced in her body didn’t mate to produce an ovum, resulting in the bleeding from endometrial vessels along with composing the body to be ready for the next cycle.
Fun fact, do you know menstruation can increase the ability of a woman’s brain? It affects two major parts of brain, hippocampus, the store room of brain and amygdala, the one which process emotions. After each cycle in the month, the respective regions can be found to be bigger.
In broad times, menstruation is considered as the process of purification, according to the folklore and culture of India.
It’s such a shame to say, in present days the aspects surrounding menstruation are considered as a taboo, even talking aloud about menstruation in some parts of India are difficult. People think, things like this should be hidden.
But why to hide something that every woman in her life face in reality?
The culture and society have created a belief against a simple phenomenon of nature that a huge part of the world, women experience.
You’ll find numerous myths and stories about menstruation all over India. I’ll try to contain the main idea here,
The myths and taboos have depths into our system, that it’s hard to get rid of. For other people to understand the importance of menstruation, and how it can affect and get affected by your health.
Menstruation can cause hormonal imbalance and if not taken care of can create complications, even the cramps and slight body pain girls experience can be a big problem if the health of the person is compromised.
Sometimes menstruation is linked with the sexual health of a person, it can’t be avoided that both are linked yet the hormones levels increasing and decreasing during a menstrual cycle have nothing to do with one’s sexual health directly.
Menstruation is an appreciable biological phenomenon, that every person being male or female or other should have a canny understanding of.