Thursday September 08, 2016

Getting your period while homeless

For homeless women, limited access to sanitary pads and tampons add a whole other level of difficulty to everyday survival.

For homeless women, limited access to sanitary pads and tampons add a whole other level of difficulty to everyday survival. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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Getting caught off guard without your go-to product — tampons, pads, diva cup — is something everyone with a period has experienced.  Maybe your period came early, or maybe you just ran out of "supplies."

For homeless women, this occasional inconvenience is a constant reality. Several homeless women talk about their period taboos and the limited access to sanitary pads.