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How has coronavirus affected period poverty in the UK?

Requests for help from people who can’t afford period products like pads and tampons have risen during the pandemic. Not only is financial support needed, but also access to menstrual healthcare and education, which have been limited by lockdowns and school closures.

‘Period poverty’ not only means that people who menstruate can’t afford products like pads and tampons. It also means that there is a poverty of menstrual education and support for girls, women and those who menstruate. Covid-19 has further highlighted the different ways that period poverty can be experienced – and how it is not just linked to the affordability of period products…

Williams, G. (2021). How has coronavirus affected period poverty in the UK? Economics Observatory.

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