I was informed by one of the relatives that women’s bodies start menstruating when they . are about to reach adolescence. I remember I felt disgusted by that story. Although I did not know about the physiology of menstruation, I knew I would start bleeding someday. And then I got my first period when I was 13.I went and told my mom, unaware of how to handle it. It was the first time I got to know about sanitary napkins. I was also advised to stay hush about it and not get involved in any religious activities, and of course I did not know anything about the cramps.