Having your period is not a comfortable experience. Unless you’re one of the lucky ones, the mythical few who don’t suffer any ill effects, most women can expect to experience stomach pain, back pain, headaches, mood swings and general discomfort in their bodies. Now imagine having to go through that and not even have anything to contain what’s flowing out of your body.
Having your period is natural and completely out of your control, which is why it’s sad to hear about young schoolgirls – especially those in poor areas – who have to skip class because they have no sanitary wear. Some use socks, rags and newspaper when it’s that time of the month. It’s unhealthy but what choice do they have when money’s tight?
The call for pads to be made available freely (like condoms in public bathrooms and at clinics) is not a new one. But it’s a call that government seems to not be taking the least bit seriously. Instead, they have decided to provide new and improved condoms because the old ones sucked. [Read more…]