Some Yorkshire girls are missing lessons because they can't afford sanitary protection.
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Leeds school girls 'too poor' to buy sanitary protection

Some Yorkshire school girls are missing lessons because they can't afford sanitary protection, a charity has said.

Freedom4Girls was contacted by a school in Leeds after it became concerned about teenage girls' attendance.

The group provides sanitary products to women in Kenya - but is now doing the same in West Yorkshire.

Two teenage girls spoke to BBC Radio Leeds about how they tried to cope without tampons, sanitary towels or pain relief.

  • 14 Mar
  • From the section UK