Menstruation is a perfectly normal physiological process; however, it is problematized in TV commercials. In the current study, a thematic analysis of 50 Indian TV commercials was conducted to identify the latent themes. Social captivity, restrictions, professional inefficiency, and physical and mental discomfort emerged as major themes after the analysis. The knowledge that manufacturers use such themes for image building and creating a conducive buying environment may prevent the reinforcement of menstrual taboos in Indian society. It can also guide the manufacturers in ideating and creating positive and healthier ways of advertising female hygiene products.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health Professions(all)