Period Poverty Occurs in the United States, Too

Written by Engineers 4 Change

When you hear about the lack of menstrual hygiene knowledge, products and access you generally picture women and girls in Asian, African or Latin American countries. What if you learn that within the United States similar problems afflict some girls and women, also?

US period poverty challenges

A study of 183 women with low incomes living in the US city St. Louis, Missouri, found that 64 percent (nearly two-thirds) could not afford menstrual hygiene supplies at some point in the previous year, and 21 percent (about one-fifth) of the women suffered that problem each month. According to the research published

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