PERIODS DON’T STOP FOR PANDEMICS
WHAT COVID-19 MEANS FOR MENSTRUAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE
Each day, an estimated 300 million women and girls menstruate. Being able to manage menstruation safely, hygienically, with confidence and with dignity is critical for their health, education, human rights, economic development and overall gender equality.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic started, more than 500 million women worldwide did not have what they needed to manage their menstruation. The COVID-19 crisis will eventually pass. Once the pandemic is over, it is time for urgent action to address the ongoing global crisis in menstrual health and hygiene.