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Women forced into huts during menstruation

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Nepal’s chhaupadi tradition, which secludes women in damp, dusty and dark huts during menstruation, is responsible for dozens of deaths a year due to snake bites, lack of oxygen and easily preventable diseases. A new generation of young women is trying to do away with the practice, but first they have to overcome hundreds of years of tradition.Sep.22.2017

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