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Need time off work for period pain? These countries offer 'menstrual leave.'
Women in Spain now have the right to three days of menstrual leave a month — with the option of extending it to five days — if they experience painful periods. On Thursday, Spain became the first European country to entitle workers to paid menstrual leave
The limited or inadequate access to menstrual products or menstrual health education as a result of financial constraints or negative socio-cultural stigmas associated with menstruation.
Period Poverty and Mental Health
The purpose of this study is to examine the frequency of “period poverty,” or not being able to afford sanitary products, among university students, and associations with poor mental health. Menstrual hygiene is also considered a basic need, yet very little research has examined how unmet menstrual hygiene needs may impact mental health. Only recently, and after much effort by a small group of researchers and advocates, has menstrual health and hygiene been recognized as a pressing public health issue
What is the 'Pink Tax' and how does it hinder women?
Men and women often buy similar day-to-day products. But research shows that consumer products targeted and advertised to women are sometimes more expensive than comparable products marketed to men. This disparity is referred to as a so-called pink tax.
ARKANSAS STATE FACT SHEET on Period Poverty
In Arkansas, 1 in 5 women and girls between the age of 12 and 44 lives below the federal poverty line. Arkansas menstruators need period supplies.