Period blood as plant fertiliser: Repurposed resource … or a biohazard?
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Historically, menstruation has been a subject of taboo — spoken about in hushed tones and referred to in euphemisms, if discussed at all.
Today however, there are signs of a positive cultural shift.
Last year, a company selling menstruation products used "real blood" in their advertisements — rather than blue liquid. Modern marketing campaigns for menstrual products now boast of "period proof-ing" — and there are now campaigns and charities dedicated to providing these hygiene products to the disadvantaged, signifying a growing recognition of this right to dignity.
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