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Episode 8 | Sanitary Products in Public


Leslie and Sachiko continue with last week's topic about periods and discuss the availability of sanitary products, especially in public places in response to Haruka's article, "Why Are There No Sanitary Products in Schools' Washrooms?" The article featured Rino Nakashima, a sex education producer, who planned the “Exhibition of Sanitary Products” where she displayed menstrual products in her university bathroom, which got her fellow students talking about the lack of availability in public spaces. Leslie and Sachiko discuss the different kinds of sanitary products available in Japan, the stigma around sanitary products, and the "tampon tax."

Read more about Haruka's article here.

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Episode 8

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