25% of women struggle to buy period products due to lack of income
Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry is now a proud member of the Alliance for Period Supplies, sponsored by U by Kotex. With this new initiative, 901 Period, Sweet Cheeks seeks to ensure that all individuals have access to essential period products, enabling them to participate fully in daily life.
Lack of access to period supplies can lead to health issues and lost opportunities for women. These issues especially impact low-income women: 1 in 5 reports missing work, school, or similar events due to lack of period supplies. Lack of period supplies can result in overstretching product use or using inadequate substitutes, leading to an increased risk of infection.
An overwhelming 88% of women agree that period products are a basic necessity. However, only 4% of women are aware of any local resource where free or reduced cost period products are available. State and federal safety net program funds cannot be used to purchase period supplies. Through 901 Period, you can help. Host a Period Party, check out our Period Party Toolkit.