Roberto Cigna / Tampon Tax

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Roberto Cigna’s illustration on taxing tampons poses the question, ‘Why are tampons taxed when Viagra is not?’ Statistics show an average woman menstruates for 2,535 days in her lifetime.

“Menstrual equity” refers to equal access to hygiene products and to education about reproductive health.

Advocates argue these products are a necessity and are urging states to exempt menstrual hygiene products from sales tax. Cigna’s image depicts the burden of sales tax on these products.

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