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Updated on: Friday, May 28, 2021, 11:28 AM IST

'I bleed and I'm proud': On World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021, Twitter counters stigma with virtual conversations

Representational Photo | Photo: Unsplash/@ocilie

Representational Photo | Photo: Unsplash/@ocilie

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Today, people around the globe observe World Menstrual Hygiene Day.

The reason we mark May 28 as World Menstrual Hygiene Day is to eradicate the social stigma associated with menstruation. Interesting fact: the date May 28 was chosen to commemorate the day because the menstrual cycle for most women takes 28 days to finish and the menstrual phase for most women last for five days. Hence, the date 28/5.

In the pandemic-stricken year 2021, the theme for this day is: β€œAction and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health.”

Marking the day, United Nations wrote on Twitter, "Let's end the stigma around menstruation. Period."

United Nations Women wrote, "Periods. Menstruation. Monthlies. Call it what you want. But there’s a whole lot to talk about. #MenstrualHygieneDay."

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Not only United Nations, but also people across the globe have taken to Twitter to commemorate this day. They are making efforts to end the stigma related to menstruation, ending period poverty, and maintaining menstrual hygiene.

Not only women but all people who menstruate are discussing menstrual hygiene on Twitter today eradicating the taboo that surrounds it.

Here's how people are breaking the shackles of stigma and discussing menstrual hygiene today on Twitter.

Have a look.

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Published on: Friday, May 28, 2021, 11:28 AM IST
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