Why I think period poverty is a myth

The council has pledged to supply free sanitary protection in schools and council buildings due to so-called period poverty.

Friday, 15th February 2019, 08:04 am
Updated Friday, 15th February 2019, 08:07 am

I find it hard to believe women and girls cannot afford sanitary protection.

In Sainbury’s you can buy a pack of their own make sanitary pads for 29p, and also in Home Bargains you can buy two packs of pads for a £1.

In most supermarkets and stores you can buy their own make packs of tampons for less than a £1.

I cannot believe no one cannot afford these prices, period poverty is a myth, sanitary protection is a lot cheaper than it was years ago.

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I hope council taxpayers are not funding this, especially as council tax is due to rise 3.99%.

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