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2023, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part B

Religion & Menstruation: An inseparable part of women’s’ life

Author(s): Lopamudra Ganguly and Lakshminarayan Satpati

Introduction: Classical studies worldwide give a new dimension of how religious values motivated an individual's menstrual practice in the sociological framework and psychological understanding of social actions against social barriers in this issue. Religion argues that the law of women's social conduct and dominance is becoming a social taboo on menstruation issues. Religious structure and conviction decide a woman's path from menarche to menopause, depending on society's pattern.
Methodology: The discussion is entirely based on secondary sources available in esteem journals and web pages.
Discussion: Menstruation has been condemned by all religions, which has led to restrictions on socio-cultural activity during this period. The assumption is that menstrual blood is "dirty" that girls and women will bring "bad luck" to the counterpart of the society. The secrecy and shame associated with menstruation and assumptions about certain behaviours on menstruation activities are among the themes explored in the different regions worldwide.
Conclusion: Isolation, exclusion from religious practices, and sexual abstinence are the most commonly used tactics. Women are still prohibited from entering temples in today's religions. Both religions share the age-old belief in spiritual impurity, which does not seem to go away. Thus, menstruation is a taboo subject in today's culture.

DOI: 10.22271/27069109.2023.v5.i1b.204

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Lopamudra Ganguly, Lakshminarayan Satpati. Religion & Menstruation: An inseparable part of women’s’ life. Int J Hist 2023;5(1):123-126. DOI: 10.22271/27069109.2023.v5.i1b.204
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