17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Wad of Wastes
Some women are fortunate enough to be able to afford a hygienic period unlike many others who outnumber these privileged women. There are women in various parts of this world, who have never used a pad. Instead, they have used materials which may give chills down your spine. Cloth may still be a luxurious options for those who use pads made of hay, ash, leaves, mud and soil and such other life threatening materials, not realising what it might do to their body. It is not only heart-wrenching but also terrifying to even imagine what they live. Why would one opt for something so dangerous if they are equipped with the knowledge of its impacts and are provided with far more safer options than those? Even in developed country like United Kingdom 1 out of 10 girls are using unhygienic substitutes of sanitary pads such newspaper, toilet paper, socks etc.
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||Nov. 23, 2019, 4:48 a.m.