Periods are totally normal and natural. But for whatever reason, people find them icky to talk about. No more! When it comes
Women and girls are often too embarrassed to buy pads at stores because of the stigma surrounding menstruation.
Adolescent girls in developing countries miss schools for at least five days every month -- 60 days in a year during their menstrual cycle due to the lack of access to sanitary napkins and unhygienic conditions at schools. Many of them fall behind in their classes.
For approximately 6.25 years of every woman's life, equaling 2,280 days, she has her period. And this incurs significant financial costs. With 70 percent of women using tampons, for example, she will go through an average of 9,120 tampons in her lifetime, adding up to over $1,700.00.
In her book, Living Downstream, Steingraber discusses being diagnosed with bladder cancer between her Sophomore and Junior
In my opinion, feminine hygiene products can be likened to a "ticking time bomb" due to years of exposure. The average American woman uses 16,800 tampons in her lifetime -- or up to 24,360 if she's on estrogen replacement therapy.