Every Month, Homeless Women Face A Real Barrier — Their Periods
The nonprofit group Camions of Care provides homeless women with feminine hygiene products.By Melissa Prax | October 20, 2016
Every month, homeless women have to worry about getting tampons or pads. And it's really hard to get them.
"A big box of tampons probably runs around $10, so that could be half of what we make during the day," a homeless woman said.
Homeless women often resort to using other things, like socks or paper bags. And women who only get a few tampons could get an infection if they keep one in too long.