On Sunday, a drive brought awareness to menstrual equity in West Virginia, but also around the world.
The drive was in collaboration with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic and Shepherd Students for Reproductive Rights. Officials say there is a lack of access to menstrual products for the homeless, shelters, schools as well as men and women who are incarcerated. Officials said legislation is also being introduced that would make period products more accessible.
“It’s not always easily available such as for us which we can go to the store and buy them and we think might be affordable, but not necessarily so for others,” said Susan Pipes, Outreach Captain for Women’s March West Virginia.
Yesterday the drive collected nearly 100 products for the Shenandoah Women’s Center.