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Period Poverty

October 31, 2019

"Period poverty refers to the inadequate access to menstrual hygiene tools and educations, including but not limited to sanitary products, washing facilities, and waste management"

Why stigma prevents treating menstrual hygiene as essential

December 16, 2020

"The phenomenon of “period poverty,” which is inadequate access to menstrual hygiene tools and education, is not new, but it has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has left people who were already struggling to afford menstrual products with even less access to the essentials they need"

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Changing the Cycle: Period Poverty as a Public Health Crisis

February 4, 2020

 “Period poverty” refers to the prevalent phenomena of being unable to afford products such as pads, tampons, or liners to manage menstrual bleeding. In lieu of sanitary products, many people are forced to use items like rags, paper towels, toilet paper, or cardboard. 

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