Go with the flow

Who knew a tampon could save lives?

In many developing regions of India, menstruation is regarded as unclean, and even unholy; women don't attend school or work while on their period, with the result they are lagging in education and job advancement. Worse yet, women frequently don't have access to sanitary supplies, which health officials say helps account for India's high rate of cervical cancer—nearly double the global average. Organizations from all over are pitching in: Proctor & Gamble, New Delhi organization Plan India, and  MIT's Poverty Action Lab are just a few of the groups getting involved in improving the situation.

Read it at Bloomberg

August 1, 2013 11:59 AM