How is menstruation related to human rights? When does menstruation start? What are common myths and taboos about menstruation? What is period poverty? These and many more questions are answered in this detailed question-and-answer piece on menstrual health. 
The aim of these personal stories from midwives and the findings in this report are to stimulate policy discussions and enable evidence-based decision-making at national and subnational levels, and to help countries meet their commitments towards the reduction of preventable maternal death.
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Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek health care, according to UNFPA's 2021 flagship State of World Population report, released today. This lack of bodily autonomy has massive implications beyond the profound harms to individual women and girls.

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