Kenyan girls forced into sex in exchange for sanitary products

Kenyan girls forced into sex in exchange for sanitary products

Girls in Kenya are forced to have in sex in exchange for sanitary products due to the prevalence of period poverty and the shame, stigma and public health misinformation which surrounds menstruation. New exclusive research by Unicef found 65 per cent of females in the Kibera slum – an area of the capital of Nairobi which is the largest urban slum in Africa – had traded sex for sanitary pads. The humanitarian charity found 10 per cent of young adolescent girls admitted to having transactional sex for pads in western Kenya.

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