Young Girls in Remote Indigenous Communities Lacking Sanitary Items
Periods are a topic that tend to make people uncomfortable. Stigmatic and often misunderstood they can be a source of shame for women both young and old. Although in recent years attempts have been made to break down the stigma of periods, one group in particular is falling behind. Young indigenous females are skipping school because of a lack of access to products like tampons and pad. This research has been unearthed in light of NAIDOC week, which celebrates the achievements of indigenous Australians while also recognising how far we have to come. So exactly how far do we have to come? We spoke to Dr. Nina Hall, an expert involved in these findings on the phone to tell let us know.