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“It’s awkward asking a stranger for a tampon”

 Spare Change News - USA 13 April 2019

A Huffington Post article published in January highlighted the difficulties and indignity faced by homeless women on their period and how many are forced to risk their health by using makeshift sanitary products. Brittany, who is homeless in Boston, says that man women panhandle for tampons or pads or ask one another instead of trying to get them from a shelter. “It’s awkward asking a stranger behind a desk for a tampon, especially if it’s a he.” Spare Change News speaks to homeless advocates and service providers addressing one of the tougher challenges facing homeless women. (1252 Words) - By Amanda Michelle Gomez

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Brittany, who is homeless in Boston, says that man women panhandle for tampons or pads or ask one another instead of trying to get them from a shelter. “It’s awkward asking a stranger behind a desk for a tampon, especially if it’s a he.” Photo: Spare Change News

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One of the tougher challenges facing homeless women is their periods and accessing sanitary products. .Credit: Spare Change News


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