Period Poverty Facts
These facts are gather from Alliance For Period Supplies. You can read more about them here.
The lack of adequate access to period products.
We all know someone who menstruates. This is a normal, biological event that women typically deal with on a monthly basis.
In most states menstrual products are not sales tax-exempt, a category primarily reserved for food, prescription medications, and other “necessities of life.
When financial resources are stretched thin, tampons and pads are some of the first things to go.
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.
When funds are too tight for period supplies, women have resorted to using rags, paper towels, etc raising their risk of infection.