[T]wo recent reports show that India’s very problematic relationship with menstruation continues.. . .
The first comes from the western state of Maharashtra where it has been revealed by Indian media that thousands of young women have undergone surgical procedures to remove their wombs in the past three years. In a substantial number of cases they have done this so they can get work as sugarcane harvesters. . . .
The second piece of news, from the southern state of Tamil Nadu, is equally dire. Women working in the multi-billion dollar garment industry there allege that they have been given unlabelled drugs at work – instead of a day off – when they have complained of period pain.