Newspaper sanitary pad wakes Britain up to ‘period poverty’

LONDON: A British maker of sanitary products has placed adverts in newspapers featuring a cut-out pad to raise awareness of “period poverty” in a country where one in 10 girls have had to use toilet paper, socks or newspapers. Hey Girls said it wanted to “stop people in their tracks” with the double-sided adverts, which tell readers to “make your own sanitary pad” – and then explain why on the reverse. “Nobody thinks about period poverty or girls missing school because of not having menstrual products,” the company’s founder Celia…