It is common knowledge that periods have been haunted by stigma throughout history, even in recent times. This stigma refers to the negative perception some have of menstruation and individuals who menstruate, with some perceptions even going as far as to think of periods as abnormal. After all, women and girls are sometimes connected with views of being physically unfit, unclean, and irritable. Global problems like this need to be tackled head-on to address issues like gender inequality and even human rights.

Indeed, the stigma surrounding menstruation is negatively impacting women and girls[1].In this article, we’ll discuss how this stigma affects individuals who menstruate on a global scale and how the younger generation is trying to de-stigmatize and de-gender conservations surrounding this hot topic.