What is period poverty and why we must end it

  • Family
  • Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021

A lack of access to menstruation products, being unable to afford pain relievers for menstrual cramps alongside stigmas and taboos surrounding menstruation cause many young girls to skip school whenever experiencing menstruation. Photos: 123rf.com

About one in four women and girls between the ages of 13 and 35 are finding it harder to manage their periods since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a survey by non-government organisation WASH United, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (Waggs) and Unicef.

The survey also found that 47% of people who menstruate have found it more difficult to access menstrual supplies since the pandemic.

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