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Bloody Mess: Addressing Period Poverty

“Mr. Speaker, I would like to announce to you today and to the house and perhaps you’ll excuse me for my lateness, that today, am on my period and it’s cost me this week already, £25. We know the average cost of a period in the UK over a year is £500, many women can’t afford this. What is the minister doing to address period poverty?”

On Thursday, June 28th, the Scottish Labour MP, Danielle Rowley broke the bloody taboo surrounding periods by making the above declaration and asking one of the most pertinent questions about women’s health and well being we should all be asking, all in one breath during a parliamentary session.

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