Most states tax tampons as luxury items. But now, New York City Council members are fighting back.
Unless you're a character in a Judy Blume novel, getting your period is rarely an event met with elation.
Most people who menstruate take it in stride. It's a normal bodily function, and it's usually manageable, especially if you have access to the period products you need (tampons, pads, menstrual cups, ibuprofen ... the occasional heating pad and chocolate bar).