National Period Day sheds light on the challenges faced by menstruators in poverty


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Tue, 10/29/2019 - 6:00pm


Access to menstruation products continues to be an issue facing women and menstruators across the nation.

For those without sufficient financial resources, a period can mean missed school or work, or even a decision between a meal and having the products to address their period.

The non-profit Period the Menstrual Movement was started in Portland by Nadya Okamoto, and this month, the organization celebrated National Period Day.

KBOO’s Claire Rischiotto reporting.

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