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Does Handing Out Sanitary Pads Really Get Girls To Stay In School?

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Clockwise from upper left: Dr. Forster Amponsah; a Malick Sidbe photo taken in Mali; a global garden of radio; Chewa the TB-sniffing rat; another Sidbe photo; Olympic medalist Fu Yuanhui of China; the New Mexico cave where a superhero bacterium lived; poverty fighter Sir Fazle Hasan Abed; calligrapher Sughra Hussainy; activist Loyce Maturu. Jason Beaubien/NPR, Courtesy of Malick Sidibe and Jack Shainman Gallery, Katherine Streeter for NPR, Maarten Boersema/APOPO, Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images, Courtesy of Max Wisshak, Courtesy of BRAC, Ben de la Cruz and Toya Sarno Jordan/NPR hide caption

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This is an example of a hut where a woman in Nepal who is menstruating will spend the night. The photo was taken in Achham district, in the western part of the country, where a teenager died in a mud menstrual hut this past weekend. Poulomi Basu/Magnum Emergency Fund hide caption

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Do Women Need Periods?

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In some New York City schools, the bathroom dispensers provide sanitary products for free. Richard Yeh/WNYC hide caption

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New York Aims To Become The Next State To Toss The Tampon Tax

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Kamala B.K. in front of her menstruation shed. Cecile Shrestha/WaterAid hide caption

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A Girl Gets Her Period And Is Banished To The Shed: #15Girls

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Detweiler was surprised to learn she wasn't eating enough to fuel her training regimen. As an athlete, doctors and nutritionists say, she needed more food variety and more calories — three snacks daily, as well as bigger meals. Courtesy of Nationwide Children's Hospital hide caption

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To Thrive, Many Young Female Athletes Need A Lot More Food

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Schoolgirls in Ethiopia examine a new feminine product: underwear with a pocket for a menstrual pad. Courtesy of Be Girl Inc. hide caption

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People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About

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