WHY UT SHOULD BE EVERYONE'S BUSINESS
Menstruation, or Period Poverty, is normal vaginal bleeding that occurs as part of a women's monthly cycle. It is a natural process of every female body. Periods usually starts between age 11 and 14 and continue about age 51. They usually last from 3 to 5 days.
For teenage girls and underprivileged women, having access to period products is essential. Without them they can miss school, be embarrassed and even get health problems. Unfortunately many underprivileged women and teenage girls don't know the meaning of " PERIOD POVERTY ". This means they cannot afford to buy period products or do not have access to them. As a result, they suffer in silence. Period Poverty can leads to physical health problems. Without access to pads or tampons, girls may resort to use dirty rags, leaves during their periods and this can cause infections and other medical problems.
In India, research indicates that just 36% of 355 million menstruating female population use sanitary towels for protection. An estimate 70% of all reproductive health issues are caused by poor menstrual hygiene. 1 in 10 girls below the age of 21 cannot afford sanitary products and use unhygienic substitutes. 23 million girls in India drop out school each year when they begin their periods, and those who remain in school might miss upto 5 days of school each month during their period.
Therefore, everyone in the society should think about this about contribute their efforts to resolve this issue.