Access to menstrual health and hygiene is a right. Period. | Elizabeth Payne

Right now, 800 million girls and women are menstruating: so why is it still secret womens business? That time of the month, shark week, Aunt Flow, on your rags, the flowers, period. There are more than Indigenous communities regularly miss school when they menstruate because of the restrictive price of menstrual hygiene products. Thankfully, we are now seeing a wave of progress to eradicate period poverty as well as the taboo associated with menstruation. In January the tampon tax was finally removed in Australia after a long and arduous campaign. Tampons, pads, menstrual cups, maternity pads and menstrual underwear are no longer taxed under GST, saving families suffering financial difficulties precious money each month. The removal of this tax saves …