A group of volunteers met last year at the Maple Grove Government Center to cut, sew and put together colorful feminine hygiene kits for girls in Third World countries to help them manage their periods. (submitted photo)
North Hts. Lutheran joins global effort
In American stores, girls and women may find an entire aisle of feminine hygiene products for managing their menstrual cycles so they can continue going to school, working or doing sports. They wouldn’t accept anything less.
But in remote areas of developing world, girls are often shunned, forced to miss school when they are menstruating.
Sometimes they skip food and water, because they have to sit apart from others on cardboard or moss for a few days or they may use leaves, corn husks, mattress stuffing, newspapers or cow dung to manage their periods. They often get vaginal infections.
Last week a story about the March 1 caucuses was accompanied by a box titled "If you go ..." that incorrectly listed the cities in the Bulletin coverage area for state House Districts 42A and 42B. The Bulletin regrets the errors.