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    I definitely think it’s important to remember that not only women have menstrual cycles and that not every woman has menstrual cycles . This makes it more difficult to express the problem in concise terms, but it’s an important thing to include when you can.

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      Thank you for the edits, Jet. It’s really important to me that the article is inclusive of all people who menstruate, as it is not only people who identify as female.

      Edited: 2018-09-05 10:20:37 By Lydia Morrish (talk | contribs) + 5 Characters .. + 2% change.‎‎ (Note | Diff)

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    Tampons and pads are taxed because they are considered a “luxury item.” However, any woman will tell you that these products are a necessity for living your normal life while menstruating, and not in fact, a luxury. It is important to remember that girls in middle school and high school will often leave class or go home if they menstruate on their clothing which leads to unequal learning opportunities for males and females. Perhaps if we stopped the budget cuts on our schools, we would be able to provide feminine hygiene products to female students.

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      Thanks for your comment Kylie. It’s true, the lack of access to sanitary products creates unequal learning environments. Hopefully initiatives like the Red Box and grassroots girl groups can make change while there are budget cuts.

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    Suggest every girl is given a menstrual cup before puberty (e.g. at birth), via a publicly-funded programme. Simple, cheap and non-polluting.

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      Good idea!

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