Research conducted in the UK found that, of 500 women who had experienced period poverty, nearly two-thirds said they lack confidence on account of being bullied, while over a third reported experiencing anxiety and depression. There's also a myriad of physical health problems associated with using improper sanitary products, including irritation and an increased risk of infection.
So what's to be done? We need to ensure that menstrual products are more accessible -- a process which itself begins with pushing states to abolish the so-called "tampon tax," which is imposed on sanitary products on the absolute nonsense basis that they're not "essential" items. There's also the fact that assistance programs like SNAP, WIC, and Medicaid can't be used for menstrual products. However, if dicks started squirting blood on a monthly basis, cotton-lined sheathes would probably rain from the sky.
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