Tampon Shortages in a Pandemic

From the New York Times, this column about hte hoarding of menstrual products in these unsual times.  Here’s an excerpt:

Just as the pandemic has disrupted work, school and social routines, so it has disrupted the menstrual supply chain. Those who can afford to hoard have done so, leaving women who have lower incomes without supplies. For women who usually rely on free menstrual products — from a school nurse, say — that avenue is now closed. And those who might normally get menstrual products from shelters or social service centers are coming up empty as demand has surged.

This has left organizations scrambling to order in bulk

Read the full column here. It details the great work of organizations like I Support the Girls in getting products to girls and women in need.

H/T Emily Gold Waldman

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