Education, Skills and Learning

It will take a lot more than free menstrual pads to end period poverty

A large proportion of the global population are disadvantaged by having a period. Image: REUTERS/Ekaterina Anchevskaya

Dani Barrington

Lecturer in Water, Sanitation and Health, University of Leeds

Emily Wilson

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Sheffield

Hazel Barrett

Professor in Development Geography, Coventry University


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