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In recent years, increasing public awareness of the issue of period poverty has globally led to the development of numerous policy instruments for tackling period poverty in many countries. The lack of access to menstrual hygiene products calls for the application of policy instruments to address the support of enhancing opportunities for women and girls to access adequate menstrual hygienic products, including regulatory instruments and economic instruments. Some countries provide policy examples of such a zero-rating of women's menstrual hygiene products and the range of actions put in place to support free period products. These in turn are intended to aid reflection on how these approaches might best be adopted, adapted, or applied to achieve the purposes of tackling the lack of access to sanitary products due to financial constraints in Thailand.
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