Menstrual Hygiene Day

Periods: A nuisance for some, life-limiting for others

Nearly a billion women and girls don't have access to a clean, private toilet, cutting short their school and work opportunities.

Girls stand in front of a school toilet in Tanzania in 2006. When schools don't have toilets, girls are more likely to skip school when on their periods. Sustainable Sanitation Alliance photograph by Marni Sommer

By NICOLE HURTUBISE

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:00 AM

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