A digital magazine on sexuality, based in the Global South: We are working towards cultivating safe, inclusive, and self-affirming spaces in which all individuals can express themselves without fear, judgement or shame
Arunachalam Muruganantham smiling at the camera. He has a moustache, and wearing a checked black and white shirt.
CategoriesScience and SexualityVideosVisual Corner

Video Page: Arunachalam Muruganantham: India’s Menstruation Man

A short documentary on India’s menstruation man, Arunachalam Muruganantham, who wore an artificial uterus, was left by his wife for five years, and was called a pervert by the neighbours – all in his pursuit to create cheap yet effective sanitary napkins for women who cannot afford safe menstrual hygiene products.

The pads he went on to create cost 50% less and are used by 877 brands in 27 Indian states. The machine he built to make them has been imported by 17 countries, and in a bid to keep the pricing low, Muruganantham has refused to sell his patent.

We curate videos and images based on our monthly theme, and credit and link back to their original source. 

Article written by:

Every month, In Plainspeak curates content from the web relating to our monthly theme