If a female student misses school every time she has her period, she is set 145 days behind her fellow male students. Every month a female will have a menstrual cycle, every month. Is it far that a student who may not have the means to purchase sanitary pads, or forget or surprisingly her period starts must miss school? All due to the school not having adequate supplies. Ensuring each school in the state of Florida has menstrual necessities accessible to their female population is vital.
According to Always.com and the Always Confidence & Puberty Survey 143,000 girls in New York City alone have missed school because their family couldn’t afford period protection. The number is 88,000 girls in Los Angeles; 65,000 girls in Chicago; 57,000 girls in Atlanta; and 38,000 girls in Houston.