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The PPMW Project

People of all genders can have periods, and sometimes it’s hard to get the supplies you need. Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC is here to help. 

We Need This

  • A study from George Mason's College of Health and Human Services found that 1 in 10 college-aged women experienced period inequity. 
  • On average, a person who menstruates in America will spend an estimated $1,173.33 over their lifetime on tampons alone.  This economic burden has only been exacerbated by the coronavirus epidemic. 
  • People experiencing period inequity are more likely to report missing work, school or similar events due to lack of access to period products.

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Take our survey to receive a bundle of period supplies mailed right to your doorstep. If you need right away, say that in the form and we'll contact you to make sure you're covered this month.

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By donating to the PPMW Project, you're helping to purchase menstrual products to students in need in the DMV area. Even a donation as small as $10 can provide a box of tampons for someone in need.

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Don't need period products but want to help? PPMW has a variety of volunteer opportunities that show your support while fitting into your schedule. 

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People of all genders can get periods.

Not everybody who gets a period identifies as a girl or woman. Transgender men and genderqueer people who have uteruses, vaginas, fallopian tubes, and ovaries may also get periods.

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