Pads. Irritation. Plastic. Rashes. Menstruation can be messy in more ways than one. Despite intense social campaigning in the past few years, the issue continues to be taboo in several parts of the country. Especially in rural India, a lot of women still do not have access to education regarding menstruation or to products such as sanitary pads to help them through their period. And even in urban areas, where sanitary pads are more easily available, little is done in terms of educating users about the detrimental effects these products have on the environment.