Ramadan: Women's 'shame' of eating during menstruation
Muslim women on social media have been discussing the challenges around eating while having their periods during the holy month of Ramadan.
Some have said they hide away from male relatives to avoid being stared at or having to lie about menstruating.
Sophia Jamil told the BBC: "Some people don't want to admit this problem exists because they see it as a negative reflection on the Muslim religion, but there is a problem."
During Ramadan, Muslims fast between sunrise and sunset, not consuming food or drink. However, when a woman is menstruating she cannot fast.
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