Although it is a crucial biological process, a number of strange menstruation myths still oppress women around the world

There are myths that women’s menstruation blood carries toxins, that one touch from a menstruating woman will make a flower wilt faster, and that bathing while menstruating can cause cramps.

While modern women can laugh it off, in some countries these myths are used to oppress, control and shame women.

In some countries, women have to leave their home during their period, while many women are not allowed to touch communal food or water sources while menstruating as it is feared they will contaminate it.

Learn more about menstruation myths by watching the featured video.

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