Janie Hampton
Founder, World Menstrual Network

Janie Hampton is the founder of the World Menstrual Network, the author of books on health in Africa, and an international health planner. She developed the first British government policy on international reproductive health, and is patron of the Association of Malawians in UK. She lives in Oxford.

Written by Janie Hampton

Nepalese woman Pabitra Giri prepares to sleep in a Chhaupadi hut during her menstruation period in Surkhet District, some 520km west of Kathmandu. 3 February, 2017. Photo by Prakesh Mathema/AFP/Getty

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The taboo of menstruation

All around the world, and throughout history, women have been shamed, sequestered, and medicalised for bleeding regularly

Janie Hampton