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Nepal Failing to Protect Women? 15-Year-Old Dies in ‘Menstruation Hut’

December 23, 2016

(CNN) – As well as being isolated in tiny “menstruation huts” — small, ramshackle buildings with small doors and often no windows and poor sanitation and ventilation — women and girls are forbidden from touching other people, cattle, green vegetables and plants, and fruits, according to a 2011 United Nations report.  They are also not allowed to drink milk or eat milk products and their access to water taps and wells is limited.

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