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Every $20 gives one person menstrual safety for one person for 4 months.
What do you do without access to sanitary products? It’s an often-overlooked issue for homeless women and girls, who are already dealing with the other challenges of being homeless. Most homeless shelters and community groups can't provide tampons and pads.
In celebration of Menstrual Hygiene Day, May 28, 2018 support the campaign to donate sanitary products to homeless and poor women and girls in Montreal. The beneficiary organizations include Saint Columba House, Dans la rue, Chez Doris and others.
HOMELESSNESS + MENSTRUATION = A NIGHTMARE CHALLENGE
For most women, periods aren't particularly pleasant to put up with. For homeless women and girls, it really is a dreaded time of the month. With limited or no access to sanitary products, they are often forced to go without or improvise with unsanitary and inefficient solutions such as toilet paper, pieces of clothing and towelling.
Feminine Hygiene Items Cost Money ... And So Does Food: Being homeless means it's a daily challenge to get the basic needs met: eating, bathing and using the bathroom. Then the menstrual period adds one extra challenge -- it's a nightmare. Because if homeless women do not manage to put together enough money for food or shelter, it is unlikely they will be able to afford sanitary pads or tampons.
Menstrual care is health care: When it comes to feminine hygiene, limited access to sanitary products also affects health. Vaginal infections may be related to homelessness. Improvising with unsanitary products or using them in too long can lead to vaginal infections.