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PERIOD PROJECT

In at least 34 states, feminine hygiene products such as tampons are not exempt from sales tax because they are not classified as a health care necessity. Wyoming is one of those states. Join us as we work with women across the Equality State and Wyoming lawmakers to repeal the #TamponTax!

Did you know?

  • Period products are not covered by government grocery-assistance programs such as WIC and SNAP

  • 1 in 5 girls misses school for lack of access to period products

  • Nearly 2/3 of low-income women couldn’t afford menstrual hygiene products during the previous year

  • More than one in five women said they had this problem every month

  • Menstrual hygiene products are health & hygiene necessities

  • Health & policy initiatives can change this by declaring period products essential

For more information check out these great articles and resources:

Period. The menstrual movement

National Period Day is October 19!

Even in the U.S., poor women often can't afford tampons, pads

Period Poverty Is A Thing, Even In The U.S.

Menstruation is having a moment: Here comes National Period Day

Repeal of ‘pink tax’ clears Ohio House, would eliminate tax on feminine hygiene products

Bills axing Michigan’s ‘tampon tax’ get House hearing

NY becomes the first state to require ingredients on menstrual products

Study: Menstrual Hygiene among Low-Resource Women in St. Louis: A Needs Assessment

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