OTTAWA—The subject is still so taboo, it’s rarely discussed. And yet every day, more than 800 million women and girls around the world have their periods. In countries like Canada, they put up with the pain and inconvenience, often wishing it were no longer a subject considered too embarrassing to discuss in public. But for women and girls in poor countries who don’t have access to sanitary products or appropriate education, menstruation can mean tremendous hardship.
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