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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# period poverty

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'Negotiations ongoing' on zero VAT rate for newer period products like menstrual cups
A report launched today found that extensive research is required to examine the impact of period poverty in Ireland.
Government report on period poverty to be launched next month
The report comes as two senators have put forward proposed legislation on the issue.
Scotland poised to become first country to make period products freely available
The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill will introduce a legal right of free access to items such as tampons in public buildings.
Opinion: 'Revolution Period' is here - so why are the authorities banning tampon ads?
Menstrual Cycle Awareness facilitator Kitty Maguire says the recent banning of an ad for tampons missed the point entirely.
Minister sets up period poverty committee: 'Menstruation is not a choice'
The health minister said women are facing significant costs paying for sanitary products.
'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.
First scientific review of menstrual cups finds they're safe - and leak the same as other sanitary products
Results from 13 studies suggest that 70% of women wanted to continue using menstrual cups once they knew how to use them.
Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings
The Seanad heard that in many public buildings, such as Leinster House, tampons and sanitary pads cost €2 each.
Poll: Should sanitary products be provided for free in public buildings?
A motion calling for this has received unanimous support in the Dáil.
You can now get reusable tampons applicators, but how the hell do they work?
We’re through the looking glass here.
Opinion: Let's eradicate period poverty by providing free sanitary products across the country
Some women simply don’t have enough money to buy sanitary products so councils are piloting a scheme to distribute them in public buildings, writes Rebecca Moynihan.
Free sanitary products to be provided in DCC community centres and libraries
Despite being essential, sanitary products are often priced as if they are luxury goods.
Do we need a programme to increase access to sanitary products for girls?
Around half of girls in Scotland had used socks and newspaper during their periods because they could not afford to buy sanitary products.
We need to get rid of the shame and embarrassment around periods
61% of Irish teenage girls are embarrassed about their period.
'It makes them feel like they're not forgotten about': The group tackling period poverty in Dublin
The Homeless Period Dublin is ensuring that women who are homeless or in direct provision don’t go without sanitary products.
Everything you need to know about 'period poverty' and the organisation helping to tackle it in Dublin
“People’s first response has always been, ‘I never thought about this as a need. We just take it for granted that everyone gets on with it!’”