Menstruation keeps young Indian girls out of school

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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.

Duration: 3'30"

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