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Period Poverty Is Everywhere

It isn't just schoolgirls in developing-world countries like Cameroon who lack access to feminine care products. This article profiles a woman in the U.K., a single mother with two children, whose monthly budget often doesn't stretch to include purchase of sanitary pads. An astonishing statistic: "Ten percent of girls and women aged between 14 and 21 surveyed in 2017 by children's charity Plan International UK said they had experienced being unable to afford sanitary products. Four in ten said they had used toilet paper because they had struggled to afford sanitary wear."

A London protest called for an end to period poverty. Photo: Judith Vonberg for CNN

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