One college’s effort to keep calm and tampon

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Period poverty is a issue that needs tackling in today’s colleges.

A survey conducted last year by development charity Plan International found that one-in-10 young women aged 14 to 21 had been unable to afford sanitary products. It also discovered that 12 per cent of those surveyed had to improvise sanitary wear and one in five had changed to a less suitable sanitary product due to cost.

Now, one college will be facing that challenge head on, with students discreetly able to get free sanitary products thanks to donations from a branch of a trade union.

The Newcastle College branch of the ...

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