“Young girls and women can struggle to pay for monthly sanitary products, this significantly affects their hygiene, health and overall wellbeing.
In fact, stark figures released by Plan Ireland earlier this summer reveal that almost 50% of teenage girls in Ireland struggle to afford monthly sanitary products.
It’s not unheard of that young women may have no choice but to go without sanitary products to make ends meet.
Indeed, some household’s weekly budget cannot stretch far enough to afford the cost of these products; they are luxuries not certainty’s for too many.”
Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lea, of Fianna Fail, suggesting the implementation of a national programme to improve access to sanitary products and promote menstrual hygiene,