A recent report shows that about 88% of menstruating women in India do not have access to sanitary products during their period, and use alternatives like pieces of rag, ash, sand, and husk. As a result, almost 1 in every 4 adolescent girls in the country quits school when she hits puberty. Poor menstrual hygiene is also responsible for almost 70% of reproductive diseases in India.
On the other hand, is another grim scenario.
Each woman who uses a sanitary pad during her period is, inadvertently, polluting the environment. 90% of the sanitary pads we use are made of non-biodegradable plastic.