Millions of Nigerian Females in Period Poverty

4 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2024

Date Written: December 27, 2023


This article sheds light on the pervasive issue of period poverty in Nigeria, affecting over 37 million girls and women who cannot afford essential menstrual hygiene products. Despite the gravity of the situation, this crisis remains largely unaddressed and normalized within Nigerian society. The escalating cost of sanitary pads over the past 15 years has exacerbated the problem, pushing a vital necessity out of reach for a significant portion of the population.

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Baek, Caleb, Millions of Nigerian Females in Period Poverty (December 27, 2023). Available at SSRN: or

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