PERIOD PRODUCTS ARE A NECESSITY,
NOT A PRIVILEGE
It is reported in the United States, about two-thirds of women belonging to lower income groups can’t afford menstrual health products like tampons and pads. More than one-in-five women across the United States have reported they made do with unhygienic options like rags, toilet paper and paper towels, greatly suffering from poor menstrual health management (MHM).
64% of the women classified menstrual products as “highly expensive”, half of whom had to choose between food and menstrual products in the year (2017-2018). These practices of maintaining poor menstrual health have a strong association with fatal health problems such as cervical cancer.
With statistics reporting that 36% of women had to miss days of work due to poor MHM, there are serious questions about gender equality that can be raised. Lack of period supplies can lead to enhanced bleeding, cramps and other conditions which can impair mobility, and detrimentally impact women's ability to perform at work, school, and in day-to-day necessities. Period poverty impacts those already disadvantaged and perpetuates a cycle of poverty.
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