Menstrual equity is a worldwide movement focused on destigmatizing the menstruation experience and making menstrual products affordable and accessible. Menstruation is a normal bodily function that occurs to half the population on a monthly basis. 86% of individuals who menstruate have gotten their period in public without notice. 1 in 4 have missed school or work at least once due to the lack of access to products. No student should have their school day interrupted because they do not have access to menstrual products.
This lack of access to schools and other public spaces creates inequitable situations. Think about not having toilet paper available in the bathroom. When organizations make menstrual products easily accessible, individuals who menstruate are better able to perform tasks without the disruption and reduces fear and embarrassment of bleeding which often leads to feelings of shame. This page hopes to answer frequently asked questions about menstrual equity.