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Why It's So Hard To Stop Women From Sleeping In A Menstrual Shed

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Why It's So Hard To Stop Women From Sleeping In A Menstrual Shed

NPR - Danielle Preiss

Every year in Nepal, women die while sleeping in a shed outside their home because they are on their period. The cause of death is often smoke inhalation from lighting a fire to stay warm. The practice, called chaupadi, is linked to Hindu beliefs around religious purity and the idea that menstruation …

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