Girls in Grimsby using 'socks, napkins and newspaper' as makeshift sanitary towels

Period poverty is forcing teenage girls in Grimsby to use makeshift sanitary products such as "socks and tissues".
The issue was the centre of a lengthy debate by councillors in North East Lincolnshire, who approved plans to provide free sanitary ware to schools, colleges and council facilities.
The authority agreed to "lead by example" and backed a motion by Labour councillor Gemma Sheridan.
She told councillors that young women were using items such as socks, toilet roll and fast-food restaurant napkins in place of sanitary products and called for more to be done.... read more

 
26 September 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 57
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