Poor women substituting tampons with socks and old newspaper
Unfortunately this is true it has been revealed today
Christian organisation, Darlington Citadel in County Durham, have started a hashtag in order to raise awareness on the issue, #beggingforatampon
The Salvation Army branch is encouraging people to appeal to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to reconsider the price of sanitary products.
Darlington Citadel said in a Facebook post ”Women aged 30-50yrs who are queuing for a bag of food worth no more than £2.50 have had to resort to using an old sock, handkerchiefs and newspapers during their periods. This has led to infections, courses of antibiotics and hospital treatments. Placing sanitary products on free prescription or a voucher scheme similar to the Healthy Start for Milk, Fruit and Formula Milk would allow women access to shame-free periods.”
There are people getting behind the hashtag campaign on twitter. Opinions seem to be mixed with some people saying it is a great idea whilst others are saying own brand tampons are cheap enough to buy – where do you stand?
Boots often have offers on their hygiene products