For them, price of freedom is health risks

The panel discussion on menstruation was organised here recently by The Red Cycle and Sustainable Menstruation Kerala (SMK), a collective. Several students, both men and women, took part in the discussions that on some of the lesser known facts about menstruation and menstrual hygiene.

The environmental hazards posed by sanitary napkins were discussed and alternative sanitary products such as menstrual cups, tampons and organic cotton and cloth pads were introduced. ‘Womenses,’ a documentary by Unnikrishnan Avala, on the menstrual taboos was screened.