Sanjana Dixit
Source: Ashoka

A Teenager is Involving Young Girls and Boys to Fight the Menstrual Taboos

This article originally appeared on The Stories of Change

Using boiled leaves, ashes, dirty clothes and much more during menstruation caused some irreversible damage to young girls’ bodies. When a 19-year-old Ashoka Young Changemaker Sanjana D heard these stories of pain and shame, she decided to change that. Here is how she has helped over 5,000 young girls embrace their periods in a healthier way.

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"The biggest challenge was to change the mindset of people. Just because we are teenagers doesn’t mean we don’t know what we are doing,” Sanjana said. "Through workshops, we started to ease things up. We started sharing our personal experiences, which helped in building trust.”