Two-Thirds of Poor U.S. Women Can’t Afford Menstrual Pads, Tampons: Study

January 18, 2019

(U.S. News & World Report) – A study of nearly 200 poor women living in the St. Louis area found that two out of three had to go without feminine hygiene products at least once over the prior year, due to cost. About one-fifth — 21 percent — said this happened on a monthly basis, and nearly half said they often had to make tough choices between buying food or period-related products.

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