STATE OF THE PERIOD STUDY 2023
For a third time, Thinx and PERIOD. have teamed up to report on insights and changes in period poverty and stigma in our annual survey. The State of the Period continues to be the only publicly available study tracking the impact of period poverty — the inability to access menstrual hygiene products — among U.S. teenage students.
STATE OF THE PERIOD STUDY 2021
The 2021 data shows that period poverty—the inability to access menstrual hygiene products—has jumped to nearly a quarter of all students (up from 1 in 5 in 2019), and lower income and students of color have been particularly affected. Students are deeply aware of the impact period stigma and lack of access to period products present, and believe there needs to be more advocates for menstrual health and equity.
STATE OF THE PERIOD STUDY 2019
The first State of the Period Study in partnership with PERIOD. And Thinx. The results of this study show that students in the United States face considerable barriers in accessing menstrual hygiene products.
PERIODS IN PRISON WORKSHOP
PERIOD. was proud to partner with the Thurman Perry Foundation to create a comprehensive 4-Part Workshop about Period Poverty and Menstrual Equity in U.S. Correctional Facilities!
MENSTRUAL RECLAMATIONS ZINE
The Rag Blog is a publication of PERIOD. that hopes to provide menstruators and non-menstruators with a platform to contribute to the menstrual movement through personal narratives and essays. We believe the most powerful forms of advocacy include stories.
Want to Submit to The Rag?
If you are itching to share your experience with period poverty, make a call to action, or speak to your experience as a young activist, connect with us about contributing to The Rag.