With the report “Menstruation im Fokus”, Plan International Germany and WASH United are publishing the first representative data on the state of menstruation in Germany.
What we found is shocking.
🩸 More than one fifth of survey participants had no idea what happened to them when they had their first period. 22% felt overwhelmed and helpless.
🩸 For 23%, the monthly expenses for period products represent a financial burden. 12% uses period products longer than they should to reduce costs, thereby risking infections.
🩸 One third of participants feel „impure” during their period. 79% of men admit having made “period jokes” or having seen friends make such jokes.
🩸 29% of respondents say that they sometimes stay at home during their period, so they don’t have to use poorly equipped or dirty public toilets.
The message is clear: it’s urgent time for action! If not now, when?
Release date 23.05.2022