Menstruation is still surrounded by taboos, even in 2017. Many girls are ignorant of the biological process that ushers in adolescence. Many mothers still refuse to tell their daughters of the impending changes.
The mysteries surrounding menstruation are busted by a video that has gone viral on social media. The short film aims to create awareness among girls about menstruation and related phenomena.
The video shows a girl walking along a busy street. She is bleeding yet she does not know it. When she finally feels it, she does not what is happening to her. Many people pass by but nobody bothers to make her feel at ease.
After a painful wait, a young man offers to help. He explains the biological process to the girl with a little help from another woman. The six-minute video should be an eye-opener to all mothers who do not want their daughters to find them stranded like this.
Let the girls learn about menstruation from their own houses. They have to be aware of the physiological and psychological changes awaiting them. Let them know that menstruation is not a nightmare, said Xahid Khan, who directed the short movie, which was watched by more than 3 lakh people in a couple of days.