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Environmenstrual Coalition raises concerns with Department for Education over its advice to schools on how pupils should use reusable menstrual products. In an open letter, businesses, organisations and charities are urging the Department for Education to amend their advice given to schools on how pupils should use reusable menstrual products.
Did you know that Tampax and Lil Lets give free menstrual education in schools? Wen thinks it’s pretty dodgy that corporations that profit from disposable menstrual products are in charge…
Mainstream activism into women’s menstrual experiences place ‘women’ as a standalone category and does not take into consideration minority women’s intersecting identities or their socioeconomic status. Research shows the BAME community are the most vulnerable and excluded segment of society. This means they are at higher risk of period poverty, menstrual stigmatization, and underrepresentation in discussions regards to menstrual health issues
Wen is calling on the government to revise their guidance on reusable period products, which are being made available to schools, via the free period product scheme. The current guidelines may unintentionally be providing barriers to pupils accessing them.