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One in four American girls have missed class due to improper access to period products
Homeless and low-income people who menstruate often have to choose between a meal and period protection
Government assistance programs like food stamps for low-income US citizens do not cover period products
In India, 71% of girls are not aware of what a period is before their first cycle
Menstrual shaming has negative effects on the well-being and mental health of women around the world
Improper menstrual hygiene can lead to Toxic Shock Syndrome, Urinary Tract Infections, and Cervical Cancer
In 30 US states, period products are specially taxed as "luxury items" while in these same states, products like Viagra (erectile dysfunction medication), Rogaine (men's hair loss treatment), and Pixy Stix candy are not
Issues like access to period products in schools and prisons are often neglected by lawmakers as a taboo subject
Period protection is not a privilege. Menstrual rights are human rights.
Period poverty and menstrual shaming in India.
A teenage girl facing period poverty in the UK.
How homeless populations in the US handle their periods.
The effect of free period products on education in the US.