Menstrual Hygiene Education and Product Distribution
The lack of sanitary pads for female school students is a major barrier to a girl’s education. Menstruation has been linked to an increase in school absentee rate during that time of the month.
To address this problem, Love your Menses, Inc. and our sponsors have has been supporting girls and women across the United States, West Africa, and the Caribbean by ensuring they have access to safe, quality menstrual hygiene products and period product dispensers. We have also been facilitating menstrual hygiene education workshops led by medical and public health experts.
Since April 2020, Love your Menses has distributed over 1,500 period and postpartum care packages to girls and young women in Boston, Liberia, Nigeria, Gambia, and Haiti. In 2021, we will continue supporting girls and young women in the 5 countries listed above!