Ending stigma surrounding menstruation

Aileen Jong, senior in philosophy, Michelle Nguyen, senior in neuroscience, and Clara Wan, senior in biology, are bringing attention to a little-discussed issue: menstrual hygiene management.From left: Clara Wan, Aileen Jong and Michelle Nguyen Aileen Jong, senior in philosophy, Michelle Nguyen, senior in neuroscience, and Clara Wan, senior in biology, are bringing attention to a little-discussed issue: menstrual hygiene management. Their Clinton Global Initiative project will launch Camions of Care at UAB, a local chapter of a national organization that provides essential menstrual hygiene products to women in need. “These products are basic necessities that should be readily accessible to women of all income levels,” said Jong, who came to UAB from Palatine, Illinois. “But many women struggle to afford expensive menstrual hygiene products every month.” The main goals of Camions of Care at UAB “will…


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