The laws include eliminating the menstrual tax, making menstrual products more accessible by requiring them in schools, prisons, correctional facilities and shelters; and addressing the safety of these products by requiring ingredient disclosure.
Along with the burdens that both men and women must carry in order to survive whilst in these camps, like food and shelter, many women have an additional strain placed on them –– caring for their periods.
Shockingly, almost 1 in 4 teenagers in the U.S. report lacking access to period products. During COVID, 1 in 10 college students were unable to afford period products.
From new menstrual equity policies and period poverty during the pandemic, to new testing of menstrual care products, check out these highlights of 2020's period health headlines!
This month in Period Health we're celebrating Environmenstrual Week! Plus, growing concerns over period poverty during COVID-19, Facebook bans an ad for showing red menstrual blood, new period stories and more!
Saturday, October 19, 2019 will go down in history as the first-ever National Period Day, and what a day it was!