Free tampons for the homeless in Britainby Paola Battista - 2015.04.02
A popular public petition in the UK, supported by major British associations involved in helping the homeless, has turned the spotlight on the inhuman condition of homeless women during their menstrual cycle. They lack the economic means to buy sanitary towels or tampons, so are increasingly forced to use rags to absorb menstrual blood. This medieval arrangement adds to the physical pain of living on the streets, takes away their dignity and exposes them to a serious risk of infection. A project called The Homeless Period has called upon the government to support and fund free distribution of pads and tampons for homeless women.
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