What is Period Poverty?
Period poverty is the lack of access to menstrual products and facilities. This makes it much harder for menstruators to manage their periods with dignity and comfort. Period poverty can seriously impact an individual's health, education, and economic opportunities. Many menstruators choose to stay home and skip school due to being unable to afford menstrual products
This issue is not limited to poorer countries, but is also widely prevalent in richer countries to. This is why in many countries, period products have been made free in schools.
However the fight to eradicate period poverty is long from over. Ways we can hep include changing government policy, donating products to those in need and educating about this issue.