By ANNA DIBLOSI, UW Newslab
For many women, menstrual periods are a pain. It’s a hassle to go out and buy tampons and spend a week fatigued. But for those without regular access to a bathroom, shower or basic hygienic supplies, a period is much more than that.
Many homeless women struggle with menstruation, experiencing a loss of dignity by having to ask for hygienic products or even bleed through their clothing because of their inability to fulfill basic health needs (“A Woman’s right. Period,” RC, May 20, 2015).