Launch of the St. Louis Alliance for Period Supplies!
Period Poverty in St. Louis gained attention with the publication of Anne Sebert Kuhlmann’s research in the Obstetrics and Gynecology medical journal.
Some alarming facts and stats include:
64% of low income women in St. Louis were not able to afford period products in the last year.
20% of the women included above faced this issue every month.
Women without access to period products resort to unsanitary methods to combat this concern, resulting in infections.
Period poverty affects too many individuals in our region, resulting in poor mental health, disruptions in education, and missed opportunities in life. This is why we’ve decided to launch this initiative - to assist those in need of basic needs and empower them to live fully.