Women in India have expressed shock and outrage over a new form that requires female civil servants to provide details of their menstrual cycles.
According to the form, women must write a "detailed menstrual history and history of LMP [last menstrual period] including date of last confinement [maternity leave]."
"I am completely shocked!" said Sharwari Gokhale, environment secretary in western Maharashtra state. "I have absolutely no words to describe how I feel and I have no intention of telling them anything about my personal life."