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Tampons Shortage Raises Awareness About Menstrual Equity, 'Green' Period Products

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J Froelich
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KUAF
Retail menstrual tampon shortages this spring and summer are raising awareness about access and alternative period products.

A supply-chain shortage of tampons this summer is raising awareness about menstrual equity or equal access to menstrual products. University of Arkansas has lead the way in menstrual equity, among public institutions in the state for several years. We also learn about sustainable alternatives to conventional period products.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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