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Period poverty refers to the lack of access to menstrual hygiene products, proper sanitation facilities, and menstrual education due to economic constraints or social factors. It is a situation where individuals, primarily those who menstruate, are unable to afford or access the necessary products and resources to manage their menstruation in a safe, hygienic, and dignified manner. This issue can have significant implications for health, education, and overall well-being.


1. Lack of Menstrual Products: Many individuals, especially in low-income or marginalized communities, struggle to afford or obtain sanitary pads, tampons, or other menstrual products. This can lead to improvising with inadequate alternatives like old rags or even skipping using any products altogether.

2. Health Risks: Insufficient access to proper menstrual hygiene products can result in health risks such as infections and skin irritations. Using unclean materials or not changing products frequently enough can contribute to these health issues.

3. Education Disruption: Inadequate access to menstrual products can lead to missed school days for young girls and other menstruating individuals. This can hinder their education and contribute to educational inequalities.

4. Stigma and Shame: Menstruation is still considered a taboo topic in many societies, leading to stigma and shame around the subject. This can further isolate individuals who are already struggling with period poverty.

5. Impact on Work and Productivity: For those in the workforce, period poverty can result in missed work days or decreased productivity. Without access to proper menstrual products, individuals may struggle to maintain their daily routines.

6. Social and Economic Implications: Period poverty can reinforce existing social and economic inequalities. Limited access to education and work opportunities can perpetuate a cycle of poverty.

Efforts to address period poverty often involve initiatives that focus on providing free or low-cost menstrual products, menstrual education, and promoting open conversations about menstruation. NGOs, community organizations, governments, and businesses may work together to raise awareness, distribute products, and implement policies that help alleviate period poverty and its associated challenges.


By addressing period poverty, societies can work toward gender equality, improved health outcomes, enhanced education opportunities, and a more inclusive and compassionate approach to reproductive health and hygiene.

WHAT DOES                  DO?

Bodyform is committed to addressing period poverty through  various initiatives to provide menstrual hygiene products to those in need and raise awareness about the issue    


  1. Donations and Distribution: Work with NGOs, non-profits, or local community organizations to donate menstrual products to individuals and communities facing period poverty. We will  free or discounted products to schools, shelters, and underserved areas.

  2. Awareness Campaigns: We bring awareness campaigns to shed light on period poverty, challenge taboos, and encourage open conversations about menstruation. These campaigns help break down barriers and destigmatize the topic. This initiative will be driven by 

  3. Product Innovation: We are working in  developing more affordable and sustainable menstrual products, to provide long-term solutions for individuals facing period poverty.

  4. Partnerships: Collaborating with non-governmental organizations, governments, and other businesses can amplify the impact of initiatives to tackle period poverty, as well as ensure a holistic and comprehensive approach to addressing the issue.

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