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How often do you hear women, and men, talking about periods openly? In Asian countries like Malaysia, menstruation topics are still considered ‘’taboo’’ and uncommon to discuss. Quick check, are you aware that the issue of ‘’period poverty’’—mainly known as the inability to access sanitary products due to financial constraints—has been receiving some attention in Malaysian media lately? It is widely experienced by the underprivileged community across Asian countries, including Malaysia. And according to the National Population and Family Development Board, almost 40% of women occasionally use toilet paper, coconut husks, newspaper sheets and banana leaves as period pad alternatives. We reached...

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