Survey finds cost, lack of privacy, shame and a lack of health education mean many girls and women go without

Girls in remote Indigenous communities are staying home from school each month because they do not have access to tampons and pads, a new survey has found.

The survey by the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute found that toilets in many remote schools did not have a bin in the cubicle, which meant girls could not privately dispose of sanitary items.

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