MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY
May 28th is known as Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day), a day of advocacy initiated by the German non-profit WASH United in 2013. WASH United is the overall global coordinator of MH Day and acts as its international secretariat. PERIOD. is honored to be an MH Day partner to help spread awareness about period poverty, a problem not only in developing countries, but in the United States as well.
LET'S BE HONEST. PERIODS ARE PRICEY.
Nearly 1 in 4 students struggle to afford menstrual products. 25 states STILL unfairly tax menstrual products. We think that's a problem.
Menstrual Hygiene Day is May 28th and to honor this global day of advocacy, we're raising $35,000 to support menstruators most in need.
Want to get involved? Here's how:
1. This month, as you shop for your menstrual products, take a look at your receipt and donate the same amount to PERIOD. (AKA your total after tax!)
2. Start your own fundraiser with friends and family to eliminate period poverty.
3. Don't have to worry about buying menstrual products? Donate anyway in honor of people who spend WAY too much on their period.
Other Ways to Get Involved:
Help us send menstrual products to those most in need!
Around the world, an estimated 500 million women, girls, and people who menstruate lack adequate facilities for menstrual hygiene management.
Educate yourself and others!
Learn more about MHD and how you can be a part of the MH Day movement.
Become an advocate for menstrual equity.
Learn more about PERIOD., period poverty, and the action steps you can take to support people who menstruate through our Launch Pad.
Menstrual Hygiene Day
A QUARTER OF U.S. STUDENTS STRUGGLE TO ACCESS PERIOD PRODUCTS AS COVID EXACERBATES THE GAP
In 2019, Thinx and PERIOD released the first State of the Period, kicking off a partnership of advocacy on the issue of menstrual equity. The 2021 survey was conducted online between April 26-May 2 and surveyed 1,010 teenagers who menstruate, all between the ages of 13-19. Results were weighted for age, region, and race/ethnicity where necessary to align with actual proportions in the population.