Should Women Be Paying For Periods?

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Should women be paying for Periods?

Menstruation is a natural process that happens to women each month. The cost differs amongst brands and stores. Please see below:

In Store  

10 Pack +- R17 - R20

16 Pack +- R20 - R30 

32 Pack +- R43 - R59

When I look at these prices I think it’s as if we are purchasing cigarettes. Women require sanitary products, it’s not a choice, it’s imperative. 

Not all women are able to afford sanitary products. There are dangers involved such as leaving a tampon in for too long which can lead to infections and rarely cause life-threatening toxic shock syndrome (TSS). 

Just as toilet paper and condoms are provided to the public at no cost, so should sanitary products. Periods are nothing to be ashamed about and let’s help those in situations of an unpleasant surprise.