Tampons Are a Justice Issue | CT Women | ChristianityToday.com

While reporting in sub-Saharan Africa, I discovered the ‘period problem’ and why solutions are tough to come by.

Source: Tampons Are a Justice Issue | CT Women | ChristianityToday.com

social discomfort of a period gets a whole lot more dramatic when there’s no place to dispose of your pads (public restrooms aren’t a thing in many less-developed rural areas), no way to wash your hands before and after using tampons, and little disposable income to buy them in the first place.

There are some promising solutions that work in specific places—for instance, reusable silicone cups (like the one I rushed to buy after my Niger trip) are gaining popularity in places like Kenya because they reduce the recurring costs

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One thought on “Tampons Are a Justice Issue | CT Women | ChristianityToday.com

  1. Hi, Here is another quote from this article: poor hygiene practices and reused menstrual cloths mean that women are more likely to get reproductive and urinary tract infections. According to the multi-group sanitation report, women in a Bangladeshi factory tended to use rags from the factory floor to soak up menstrual blood, leading to infections that kept them away from work several days each month.
    Thanks. God Bless.
    Aaron

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