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For millions of people worldwide, period poverty, or the inability to access menstrual products like tampons or pads, is a persistent and debilitating problem. A recent survey by the period tracker app Flo, found that 34% of its users believe that period poverty is only a problem in developing countries. But in reality, countries like the U.S. experience period poverty too. The statistics show that the fight to achieve menstrual equity is still ongoing.

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Women’s History Month Spotlight

Stephanie Josephs

My parents migrated from Jamaica to the United States when I was 16. While my family was adjusting to the new environment, they were introduced to TCAH to utilize their services, including the food pantry. TCAH was a boon to my family and I wanted to be a part of the organization’s mission and vision, and give back to the community. I did so by volunteering and joining TCAH’s Green Teens program, which trains vulnerable youth in urban farming and market management. Looking back at my time in the program, and its influence on my life, I credit it for making me feel more connected to my community, teaching me to appreciate healthy eating, and making me more job ready. Filled with dreams of becoming an accountant, little did I know that the Green Teens would just be the first step of my journey with TCAH.

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O’Chael Watson

The moment I joined TCAH was a turning point. I was going through a lot of things. My mother passed away in 2019, and then the pandemic hit in 2020 during my senior year of college. I knew that something needed to change because I was feeling utterly defeated. I decided to join TCAH’s Opportunity Youth (OY) Program, which serves out-of-school youth and gets them on the path to self development and future employment in viable and in-demand fields. I can say without reservation that this was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

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1 in 4 women
struggled to purchase period products within the past year due to lack of income.

1 in 5 teens

have struggled to afford period products, or haven’t been able to purchase them at all.

1 in 5 low-income women

report missing work, school or similar events due to lack of access to period supplies.

Lack of access to period supplies is linked to using substitute products (toilet tissue or socks), stretching product usage, and missing important events and functioning through daily life.

 State and federal safety-net programs cannot be used to purchase period supplies.

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