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Plant-based menstrual pads could help alleviate period poverty

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EMBARGOED until Thursday, Nov. 30, at 8 a.m. PT: Sustainable, plant-based menstrual pads could improve access to hygiene products

Researchers at Stanford have designed an open-source process for turning sisal fibers into absorbent material for menstrual pads, creating an opportunity for the local, sustainable manufacture of hygiene products that many communities need.

By Laura Castañón

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