Menstrual 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 products and period product dispensers. We have also been facilitating menstrual 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!
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Since April 2020, we have created and distributed over 750 period care packages and postpartum care kits to girls and women in Boston, MA. We hope to continue supplying products for those in need.
On October 3, 2020, Love Your Menses, Inc. and our partners in Nigeria hosted a Menstrual Health Day for adolescent girls in Abuja, Nigeria. 460 girls and women were in attendance and each girl received menstrual hygiene products.
On October 19, our Love Your Menses partnered with Mbamacare Foundation in Sakuta, The Gambia distributed 3 months worth of menstrual pads to 100 girls at the Sakuta Secondary School.
Love Your Menses, Inc. is working in partnership with MAVEE MAMEI Liberia to provide menstrual hygiene products and menstrual education for school girls in Monrovia, Liberia. On August 21, 2020 we provided 125 girls across 5 schools with 3 months worth of menstrual products.
On December 11, 2020, Love Your Menses, Inc. and our partners in Haiti facilitated a menstrual health education workshop, led by Dr. Carine Antoine, MD, for adolescent girls in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 70 girls were in attendance and each girl received a gift bag with menstrual products.