Menstruation is entirely natural and essential for the procreation of our species.
It is sad to think that so many girls don't know what is happening when they have their first period - something which must be utterly terrifying.
Talking about menstruation should be encouraged so young girls know what to expect and what is normal.
Researchers highlighted the acute challenge for women in low to middle-income countries with limited access to clean water and sanitation facilities. A lack of facilities "augments the challenges girls and women face in conducting daily activities while managing vaginal bleeding, including participating in school or work, going to the market or fetching water", they wrote. Nearly half of girls unaware what is happening when they start period They recommended an "urgent review" of the approach to menstrual bleeding in order to better equip women with information on what is normal and what is not. "In many societies, cultural taboos frequently hinder open discussion around vaginal bleeding, restricting information and early access to healthcare," they wrote.