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Period poverty: Rise in free sanitary products needed in lockdown


The number of women and girls facing period poverty has risen sharply during the coronavirus lockdown, according to charities working to help them.

Women unable to afford or access sanitary products have resorted to using items including newspaper, pillow cases, or tea towels.

One charity said the number of packs it gave out had risen about five-fold.

Poverty left some struggling to afford products and schools and community centres that distribute them have shut.

The government said its scheme launched in January to give out free period products in schools was still in operation.

National charity Bloody Good Period said ...


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