Tory Government Policies The Cause Of 'Period Poverty'
Speaking at the CWU General Conference on Sunday in Bournemouth Jean Shorrocks condemned the Tory Government's on the dignity of women and trans-gender men (female to male) who suffer every month with the indignity of having to 'stuff socks and newspaper down their pants' because they can't afford to buy sanitary protection!
The fact is that these items are basic human need for the millions of women and girls who are within menstruation age, and are in poverty despite many of them actually being in work or in a family where one of their relatives is working.
It is a disgrace that in 2018 such a thing as 'period poverty' as it is called; is a factor in the lives of millions of women.
The risks to their health range from fungal infections, Reproductive Tract Infection and Urinary Tract Infection which might lead to cervical cancer. Women who are forced into unhygienic practices due to being unable to afford sanitary protection are also vulnerable to infertility.
Conference Motion 1, proposed by the Women's Committee was debated on Sunday morning on the first day of CWU Annual Conference 2018:
Conference recognises that “period poverty” has existed for
generations across the United Kingdom.
During the debate, the point was made that women who are in transition to male, don't lose their ability to menstruate during the first stages of the long process they need to go through; and that they too can face the indignities of 'period poverty'.
The motion was carried unanimously and the debate can be watched here:
You can watch all the debates on the motions of Sunday Morning here