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World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2024: Debunking 7 Common Period Myths

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Myth: You can't get pregnant during your period

Even though the chances are low, one can still get pregnant during periods due to sperm surviving in the body for several days and ovulation timing variations. 

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Myth: Exercising during period is harmful

It is safe to stay active and exercise during your period. It can also help you alleviate period cramps and mood swings. 

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Myth: Menstrual blood smells bad

Period blood does not have any odor. The odor is produced by bacteria mixing with sweat and blood. It can be prevented by practicing regular hygiene. 

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Myth: PMS is not real

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a real thing that can affect a person physically, emotionally, and behaviorally. It is caused by hormonal changes. 

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Myth: Irregular periods indicate something is wrong

Irregular periods can be caused by stress, changes in diet, or environmental factors. While sometimes it can be serious, most of the time it is not. 

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Myth: Using tampons always cause TSS

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is extremely rare, and even though it is a serious condition, using tampons properly and following guidelines can help you prevent it. 

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Myth: Period blood is dirty and impure

It is a normal and healthy process that involves the shedding of the uterine lining. Menstruation blood is not impure and is a part of a natural bodily routine. 

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