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Period Poverty: A Growing Public Health Concern

January 10, 2022

Click to open Period Poverty: A Growing Public Health Concern (PDF)Period poverty is defined as the lack of access to sanitary products, appropriate facilities, and medically-sound information about menstruation. It is a growing public health concern with wide-ranging implications for women's health. This brief highlights legislative actions that states are taking to remove financial burdens for women who struggle to afford period products and mitigate existing stigma.

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