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Transgender and non-binary people are often excluded from the conversation on "period poverty."
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The state has been progressive on the issue, becoming the third state to end the “tampon tax” in 2016, and introducing and implementing several bills into law in 2021 and 2022.
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This lack of access to menstrual products, hygiene facilities, education or waste management is referred to as period poverty, or menstrual poverty.
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Period poverty is a global issue experienced by millions of people, especially houseless, low-income and Black and Brown communities.


The Center for Health Journalism’s two-day symposium on domestic violence will provide reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The first day will take place on the USC campus on Friday, March 17. The Center has a limited number of $300 travel stipends for California journalists coming from outside Southern California and a limited number of $500 travel stipends for those coming from out of state. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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