As a young woman, the natural cycle of menstruation should not be the cause why I miss an opportunity for education. I have seen first hand what education can mean to a young girl. It opens opportunities, gives you confidence and provides you with options in life. Most women in Developed countries take it for granted that they have access to sanitary products for that time of the month. The lack of this access is unimaginable, let alone for a girl who is only starting to understand what is happening to her body. There is a simple solution, all girls should have access to sanitary towels and for those not able to afford it, it should be free. This is a basic human right.