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High schooler: America must abolish the tampon tax. Girls, women deserve it.

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In the eighth grade, I got my very first period.

Like me, many women dread the days we start our menstrual cycle; after all cramps, bloating and acne are only some of the things we experience during this several day cycle. I have to say, I’m quite lucky — I have always had access to menstrual products and medicine that help me subdue the pain and discomfort.

It took me some time to dismantle the idealistic picture I had painted in mind and realize that I was living a more privileged life compared to others. I was scrolling through Instagram recently when I encountered a post stating that a 2017-2018 study of low income women in St. Louis, Missouri, found that two-thirds could not afford menstrual products. This can’t be right, I thought to myself. 

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