Unmet Menstrual Hygiene Needs Among Low-Income Women

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“Period poverty” happens when someone can’t afford to access menstrual products, clean and sanitary facilities, or accurate information about menstruation. This research project interviewed 183 low-income people about their access to menstrual products and what they do when they cannot afford to buy them.