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    Changing Nigeria’s Approach to Feminine Hygiene

    They’re not ashamed. Seven volunteers are fighting for Nigerian women’s health — one pad at a time. Raising both awareness of the taboo topic of menstruation and donations as Sanitary Aid Nigeria, they’ve already distributed 4,600 sanitary pads to some 4,300 girls and young women in schools and internal refugee camps across Nigeria since 2015. In a country where an estimated 65 percent of women can’t afford pads, experts say SAN is changing lives, lowering childbirth risk and raising school attendance, and the program could reach far more women if the government agrees to help.

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