In India religion is attached to all aspects, and off course periods are not left unattached. We grew up being told that u cannot touch anywhere I mean kitchen, prayer house etc.
I often wondered why something giving by god can be banned by him
Why give it in the first place?
Slowly as I understood the reproductive cycle I realized that these laws were made in olden days to protect womens helth as the families were large.
Today if I can work 24 hours in all fields then why I can't worship god.
I gor my answers and I started going to the temples and I realized that many devotees didn't even say they had periods. No one is jobless to ask every woman entering the premises.
God will not punish you for being the creator of new life. I broke all traditions and I also taught my sons that u need to respect woman and understand what periods are how they happen and they are not a curse nor to be shunned but they are to be understood with mood swings also.
Today my sons help me when I Suffer from PMS and also buy my sanitary napkins for me.