Where did it all start ?
It all started as an advocacy campaign for the Menstruation Benefit Bill 2017, while working on “Establishing Menstrual Leave” policy draft for the office of Mr. Ninong Ering, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) during the Policy in Action Program at YLAC (Bengaluru Cohort 2018).
BeyondBlood was revived in May 2019, six months after the founder was diagnosed with PMDD. The initiation of “The Menstrual-Mental Health Movement” began with the revival and the introduction of our flagship PMDD Advocacy Program.
As we embark on this journey, we hope to provide a safe space for menstruators with any Menstrual, Premenstrual, Reproductive and Endocrine disorders with a hope that we can help them improve their quality of life through access to resources, help and support.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
What do we want to achieve
Here at BeyondBlood, we are driven by a single goal; to enable high quality, comprehensive, evidence based health information on disorders that particularly affect menstruators.
To engage in Menstrual Activism and encourage body literacy and menstrual health seeking behavior through a lifecycle Menstruation Approach.
To raise awareness and participate in patient advocacy on various Menstrual, Premenstrual, Reproductive and Endocrine Disorders with a particular focus on PMDD.
To facilitate research on Menstruation with an intersectional and interdisciplinary approach and influence the academic engagement of Indian researchers.
Life cycle approach to menstruation
Menstruation is often relegated as an issue to be managed as opposed to a biological life cycle. Keeping this in mind, BeyondBlood employs a life cycle approach to menstruation, which is acknowledging the biological reality of menstrual cycle as well as acknowledging the life cycle of menstruation from menarche to menopause.