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What is period poverty?

Period poverty is a global health issue which reinforces gender inequality, increases hardship and causes people to miss out on education, work and social activities, whether that’s because the topic is taboo in your community, or because you can’t afford to buy products to manage your period.  

  

There are a number of factors that contribute to period poverty, including lack of education, taboos and stigmas around periods which can often be linked to cultural practices, poor sanitation infrastructure and inability to access the correct menstrual products due to financial or other circumstances.    

For more information and statistics about period poverty and how we work to address period inequity, visit our Social Impact page.

 

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