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Video Page: Arunachalam Muruganantham: India’s Menstruation Man

Arunachalam Muruganantham smiling at the camera. He has a moustache, and wearing a checked black and white shirt.

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.

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