Lauren Houghton, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and fellow in CSSD working group Menstrual Health and Gender Justice, participated in the panel “Access to Menstrual Health as a Public Service: The Lived Experiences of Women and Girls.” The event took place as part of the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The panel stressed the importance of looking at the many menstruating women and girls who belong to marginalized groups, and their lived experiences with menstruation both in and outside of the home.
During the event Dr. Lauren Houghton gave insight on exactly how States and other actors can go about achieving change through the social normalization of menstruation. She stressed that policy-makers should avoid viewing providing menstruation products as quick fixes to more complex menstrual health issues.
A full recap of the panel can be found on the Menstrual Health working group blog.