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Study reveals that period poverty rampant in London

Research reveals that 17 per cent of women and girls aged 16-24 in the London say they have experienced period poverty - not being able to afford menstrual products every month. Thirty per cent said they have had to change to a less suitable sanitary product due to cost. This leads to them missing school, university and work and prevents them from fully engaging with sports and with their communities. Schoolgirl Amika George, of the Free Periods campaign group, which seeks to address this issue, said: “No girl should be held back from being her very best because she can’t afford menstrual products. As a schoolgirl myself, I understand how easy it is to slip behind when missing days of school.”

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