2021 State of the Period Study

Nearly 1 in 4 students in the US can't afford menstrual products.

What is period poverty?

Period Poverty

Nearly 1 in 4 students have struggled to afford period products in the United States (May 2021 State of the Period Study)

2021 State of the Period Study

The 2021 State of the Period study shows that student menstruators are missing class time and suffering from a lack of academic engagement because of their period, disproportionately affecting students of color and those living in poverty.

This crisis of access can be remedied by offering menstrual products in schools, where students are deserving of essential products in a welcoming and safe environment.

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