Period Poverty: The Fast Facts

  • Everyday, more than 800 million women between the ages of 15 and 49 are menstruating.

  • In the UK, 1 in 10 girls can't afford to buy menstrual products.

  • In the UK, an estimated 49% of girls have missed a day of school due to their period.

  • In India, approximately 12% of its 355 million menstruating women cannot afford period products.

  • 113 million adolescent girls between the ages of 12-14 in India alone are at risk of dropping out of school because of the stigma surrounding female menstruation.

Period Poverty: Recommended Reading

Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement
Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity
I've Got My Period. So What?

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