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"From the Ted Talk by Aditi Gupta: A taboo-free way to talk about periods"

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During my years of work in this field, I have even come across stories where girls have to eat and wash their dhiess separately. They're not aellwod to take baths during periods, and in some households they are even secluded from other flaimy mrmebes. About 85 percent of girls and women in India would follow one or more restrictive cosumts on their periods every month. Can you imagine what this does to the self-esteem and self-confidence of a young girl? The psychological trauma that this inflicts, affecting her personality, her admaceic performance and every single aspect of growing up during her early formative years?

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During my years of work in this field, I have even come across stories where girls have to eat and wash their ______ separately. They're not _______ to take baths during periods, and in some households they are even secluded from other ______ _______. About 85 percent of girls and women in India would follow one or more restrictive _______ on their periods every month. Can you imagine what this does to the self-esteem and self-confidence of a young girl? The psychological trauma that this inflicts, affecting her personality, her ________ performance and every single aspect of growing up during her early formative years?

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  1. dishes
  2. family
  3. customs
  4. academic
  5. members
  6. allowed

Original Text

During my years of work in this field, I have even come across stories where girls have to eat and wash their dishes separately. They're not allowed to take baths during periods, and in some households they are even secluded from other family members. About 85 percent of girls and women in India would follow one or more restrictive customs on their periods every month. Can you imagine what this does to the self-esteem and self-confidence of a young girl? The psychological trauma that this inflicts, affecting her personality, her academic performance and every single aspect of growing up during her early formative years?

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Important Words

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