MYTH: A menstruating woman is impure, dirty, sick or even cursed.
None of these beliefs are correct. Periods are natural and normal for women. Menstrual fluid is just a harmless mixture of blood and tissue that was not used by your body to nourish a baby in the Womb.
This myth is often used as a reason to stop women, who are having their periods, from taking part in various social events. This happens especially in the case of religious events.