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Hundreds of women in Southwest Florida experience ‘period poverty’

One in six women and girls between the ages of 12 and 44 live below the federal poverty line. While many usually think of the inability to put food on the table, buy new clothes, or afford an education — many women are unable to buy products for their menstrual cycle. Hundreds of women in Southwest Florida have been leaning on non-profits for basic period supplies, especially during the pandemic. “Because of the mobile food pantries, we were seeing the demand double,” explained Dusti Beaubien, the President of Alliance for Period Supplies of Southwest Florida....

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