Period Poverty: It’s not talked about enough!
Updated: Feb 18
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As you know we are still in our Period Poverty Campaign. Period Poverty is the inability of young menstruators to afford adequate menstrual hygiene products, as well as the associated stigma around menstruation.
How Does Period Poverty Affect Girls and Their Future?
Education- Girls often miss school due to Period Poverty. 1 in 5 girls miss school due to Period Poverty. For example some girls may end up missing up to 20% of their school year. If you really think about it, that’s 3-5 days of the school week a young girl could be missing each month. How can this be beneficial to any young girl?
A study conducted by Harris Insights & Analytics of 1,000 teens ages 13 to 19 found 20% — one in five of teenage girls surveyed can’t afford to purchase menstrual hygiene products. It also stated that two-thirds of respondents feel stress because they don’t have access to tampons and pads, 61% have worn tampons more than four hours, 25% missed class because they didn’t have access to tampons or pads, and 83% think lack of access.
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Join us each Wednesday for a new blog post on Period Poverty and how it is affecting our girls.