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Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated that menstrual hygiene is a multifaceted challenge in India

Scroll | 28/05/2021 11:27 AM | Click to read full article

When India first went into a countrywide lockdown in March 2020, there were widespread reports of a "sanitary pads crisis". As sanitary pads were not included in the government’s list of essential items, pharmacies and supermarkets began to quickly run out of stocks.

Lack of access to period products is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the impact of the coronavirus crisis on feminine hygiene.