Period Poverty Facts

These facts are gather from Alliance For Period Supplies.  You can read more about them here.

Period Poverty
Period Poverty

The lack of adequate access to period products.

Basic Need
Basic Need

We all know someone who menstruates. This is a normal, biological event that women typically deal with on a monthly basis.

Tax
Tax

In most states menstrual products are not sales tax-exempt, a category primarily reserved for food, prescription medications, and other “necessities of life.

Takes A Back Seat
Takes A Back Seat

When financial resources are stretched thin, tampons and pads are some of the first things to go.

Unfair Advantage
Unfair Advantage

No student should have to miss school, no adult should have to miss work, and no person should have to miss out on daily life because they are unable to afford the supplies they need.

Image by Marcel Kovačič
Image by Marcel Kovačič

When funds are too tight for period supplies, women have resorted to using rags, paper towels, etc raising their risk of infection.