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Women In India Are Being Forced Into Taking Dangerous Actions To Prevent Periods So They Dont Miss Work - Health News
Two extremely worrying pieces of news have come out of India recently concerning the reproductive health of women, in particular, the lack of protection for working-class women when it comes to menstruation. Geeta Pandey writing for BBC News reports that many women working in the “sugar belt” in the state of Maharashtra are being encouraged to have their womb removed to avoid menstruating, and potentially losing a few days of work. In one of the districts of the western Indian state, there have been 4,605 hysterectomies, most performed on women under the age of 40, and in some cases on women who are still in their 20s. For some, these unnecessary surgical interventions have led to severe complications, from muscular and joint …