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Period poverty also causes girls to feel shame for being dependent on others to supply essential hygiene items, forcing them to use inadequate alternatives that include socks, tissues and toilet paper.
No girl should have to worry about how they are going to manage their period. Every girl has the right to access feminine hygiene products.
To address this inequity, Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly, is calling upon government, the feminine hygiene industry, and community stakeholders, including schools, community groups, sporting clubs, and public and private hospitals and universities, to work together to end period poverty permanently in South Australia.An accessible, non-stigmatising supply and distribution scheme for a range of free hygiene and sanitary products that will reach South Australian girls in regional and metropolitan locations who cannot afford to purchase these essential items themselves, must be devised as a priority and be put in place ideally before International Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May, 2021
*inclusive of all gender diverse young people.