05 December, 2020

Are Menstrual Disorders More Prevalent In Developing Countries?

Menstrual disorders may be more, not less, prevalent in developed countries

Are Menstrual Disorders More Prevalent In Developing Countries?
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2018-12-29T12:30:09+05:30

In all conversations around menstruation, the one topic that should have been at the forefront, and yet is hardly even touched upon, is menstrual health. Health is a very measurable entity. Numbers, diagnosis and medical expertise can easily point to exactly where we stand with respect to menstrual health. Yet, there is utter silence. In a recent trend, menstrual researchers such as those who gather on platforms like ‘Menstrual Health Hub’ have begun to state that there is a need to gather evi­dence-based research. This is a relief, especially after years of blindly pushing for sanitary napkins, saying these could save women from dangerous rep­roductive health issues.

But is it really the case that there isn’t enough data, or simply that we are not comfortable talking about what the existing data rev­eal? Let’s take a deep dive into this and look at what exactly is making the modern researcher uncomfortable when it comes to hard data on menstrual health.

Do developing countries rea­lly have a greater ­prevalence of...

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