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We’re tackling period poverty

One in 10 young women are unable to afford period products, according to research from children’s charity Plan International UK. What’s more, nearly 140,000 girls have missed school because they couldn’t afford sanitary wear. The campaign to tackle period poverty is growing nationally with Scotland being the first government to announce a directive for free sanitary products in schools, colleges and universities. Local authorities in England and Wales are also offering similar strategies.

The purpose-designed free-vend dispenser was created in response to the growing period poverty agenda and rise in demand from our customers. Free-vend machines are a real solution in tackling period poverty. Installing these within washrooms gives females who need it instant and discrete access to sanitary products without the embarrassment or inconvenience of having to visit an office or school nurse. The products are also stored appropriately so they are kept clean and dry, dispensing one item at a time as needed. The phs slim line free-vend machines stock individually-wrapped sanitary products and can be accessed without the use of a coin.

As we strive to help overcome period poverty, phs free-vend machines offer a discrete and convenient solution to our customers, enabling you to offer products to young girls who cannot afford them.

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A new research report by phs reveals nearly half of teenage girls (48%) feel let down by not enough being done to prevent period poverty.

Read the full story here:

Did you know?

If you’re a local authority, you may be eligible to receive funding to tackle period poverty in communities where levels of deprivation are highest. For further details, please contact press@phs.co.uk

Read about our partnership with Blaenau Gwent:

phs has conducted research into the impact Period Poverty is having on young women across the UK. We wanted to understand what their specific issues are, the potential effects on their future and what should be done to combat it. You can read or download this below:

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