CC: Periods Do Not Stop for Poverty: Understanding Menstrual Justice
May 1, 2023
Note: This is excerpted from the Community Connected publication.
Period poverty is a critical issue that affects many people who menstruate worldwide. The compounding factors of financial challenges and the high prices of menstrual products impact the issue that many individuals do not have access to them. It is distressing to think that some people cannot afford basic menstrual products like pads, tampons, or cups, forcing them to resort to unhygienic measures such as utilizing rags or toilet paper during their periods. The high cost of these products makes it even harder for people who are already struggling to afford other necessities such as food or shelter.