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‘Period products are essential’: Savannah groups distribute menstrual supplies to those that can’t afford them

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Across the board, most people would probably agree with the thought that there is nothing luxurious about experiencing a menstrual cycle.

“Menstrual products are essentially taxed as a luxury product, they’re not taxed like a medical product would be or something that is essential,” said Michelle Pompei.

She and Rubi McGrory co-run Project Period Savannah, which aims to normalize periods by fighting tampon taxes.

“Period products are an essential product — period, end of story, that’s it,” Pompei told News 3. “They should not be taxed, but they are.”

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