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One of the major public health problems in many developing countries including India is widespread prevalence of under nutrition among primary school children.
Materials and Methods: A Cross-sectional study was done among 320 Primary school children both boys and girls aged 6 to 10 years studying in classes I – V in Government Primary schools of Pulianthope Zone, Chennai during August, 2012. Anthropometric measurements like Height and weight were recorded.
They are often forced to stay at home during their periods due to stigma and lack of toilets or pads.
"The school did not have sanitary pad dispensing machines," Dev Anand, the district child protection officer told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. These are questions that the management needs to answer." One Indian company is offering "menstrual leave" to female staff to combat the social taboos around menstruation which contribute to health problems and low self-esteem for millions of women and girls.
CHENNAI - Police are investigating allegations that a 12-year-old killed herself after a teacher humiliated her for a period stain on her uniform, highlighting the taboo of menstruation in modern India.
The girl jumped off a building near her home in southern India's Tamil Nadu state on Monday, officials said, leaving a note saying her teacher had tortured her.