When we are socialised to believe something as natural as menstruation is dirty, those who bleed may feel embarrassed about their period.
Moon cups, reusable pads and period panties are all alternatives to disposable pads and tampons, but they may not work for everyone.
The Kwazulu-Natal education department has set aside R50-million to fund the distribution of pads to schools in the four lowest quintiles.
Find out which departments need to step up to make free pads a reality for people who menstruate.
Pontsho Pilane recently presented a proposal to Parliament to introduce free pads for poor people who menstruate. Here’s what she learned.