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What is period poverty?

What is period poverty?

Period poverty is a global issue affecting women and girls who don’t have access to safe, hygienic sanitary products, and/or who are unable to manage their periods with dignity, sometimes due to community stigma and sanction.

It doesn't just refer to those who have no access to sanitary products - in some cases, women and girls have limited access, leading to prolonged use of the same tampons or pads, which can cause infection.

De Lacy Academy will continue to support our students with Sanitary products during the COVID-19 pandemic. This confidential service is available via post or you can contact Mrs Allington or Mrs Pickin to arrange to collect products from school.