Feminine hygiene products (also called menstrual products and menstrual technology products) are personal care products used by cisgender menstruating women, some transgender men, intersex people and nonbinary people for menstruation, vaginal discharge, and other bodily functions related to the vulva and vagina. Sanitary napkins (American English) or sanitary towels (British English), tampons, menstrual cups, pantiliners, and period panties are the major categories of feminine hygiene products. Products meant to "cleanse" the area of the vulva or inside of the vagina, such as feminine deodorants, douche, feminine powders, feminine soaps, and feminine wipes are also considered "feminine hygiene" products.
Due to poverty some menstruating people cannot access needed menstrual products, therefore are not able to attend school or work during their period.
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