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Girls ‘too poor’ to buy sanitary protection missing school – BBC News

Media captionA charity that helps daughters in Africa is now working with adolescents in Leeds.

Girls in the UK are missing school because they cannot afford hygienic defence, a benevolence has said.

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

The group renders hygienic products to women in Kenya – but is now doing the same in West Yorkshire.

One teenager told the BBC she videotapeed toilet roll to her underwear and missed school “every month” because of her period.

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

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