Every day, 800 million women around the world are on their period, so why is it still such a taboo?

In the UK we have our hang-ups about the P-word it seems, with two thirds of women and girls saying they’d feel uncomfortable openly carrying tampons and pads to the loo in public, and nearly half would even feel awkward telling their dad about period pain.

We went undercover to put these taboos to the test:

Funny, right? But if we can’t talk openly about periods, how can we stand up for the one in three women around the world who don’t even have access to a toilet during their period.

For girls, it can mean having to skip lessons or drop out of education altogether.

Periods are nothing to be ashamed of. The fact that one billion women and girls don't have access to a toilet is shameful.

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