It’s well recognized that women all over the world struggle with embracing and understanding their own menstruation and fertility. It’s so often seen as something shameful, embarrassing or even frightening.
History has shown that if menstruation and fertility are not talked about openly and embraced as natural and healthy, women can become pregnant accidentally, they can suffer lack of self worth and feel dirty when they have their periods, they so often have no idea of the rhythm of their own cycle and they can’t fully connect with their bodies.
Because the conversation about this important part of life isn’t open and honest, men also don’t have any opportunity to take joint responsibility for fertility. They are so often completely naïve to the fertility cycle resulting in unwanted pregnancies and damaged relationships.
In many communities this also means that there’s a prevalence of unwanted children as parents can’t cope financially and this situation can result in child trafficking, slavery, poverty and homelessness.