Menstruation keeps young Indian girls out of schoolListen /
Young girls in India are staying away from school due to the lack of understanding about their monthly menstruation.
This lack of understanding combined with a social stigma that has been handed down over generations, means many girls feel too ashamed to go to school at all.
Up to a quarter of schoolgirls in India leave education when they reach puberty.
The UN is working with the Indian government to revise the school curriculum and in turn provide girls with a better future.
Pat Duffy reports.