MA State of Menstrual Access Survey
Thank you for taking the time to complete the 2nd State of Menstrual Access survey! This survey is designed by the Massachusetts Menstrual Equity Coalition, a group of activists and organizations coming together to end period poverty statewide. Our goal is to understand the needs of menstruators across the Commonwealth and to inform our initiatives to increase access to menstrual products. Survey participants enter a giveaway to receive free menstrual products upon completing the survey! (Products include DivaCups and pads/tampons from Viv).

There are a total of eight menstruation-related questions followed by demographic questions. Your identity will not be shared with anyone outside of our survey design team. Please reach out to us at mmecoalition.com to find free menstrual products near you and join the coalition! (Reminder: this is a survey for menstruators in Massachusetts only).
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Part One: Period Questions
We believe menstrual products should be considered for what they are - basic necessities just like soap toilet paper. Our goal is to increase access to menstrual products and end period poverty, or the inability to afford menstrual products, statewide. Access includes a few things: having products when you need them, affordability and knowing where to get free products.
1. Have you ever missed work, class, or any other event, because you did not have access to menstrual products? *
Please explain your response above if you feel comfortable doing so.
And please tell your legislators to prioritize the I AM bill to Increase Access to Menstrual Products in schools, prisons & shelters using this click through action alert: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/prioritize-period-poverty-in-the-massachusetts-recovery-plan
2. What do you do if/when you don't have a menstrual product and you are in need of one?
3. Have you ever suffered a health issue because you could not access enough menstrual products? *
Please explain your response above if you feel comfortable doing so.
4. Where are you currently getting you period products? Select all that apply.
If you receive products for free from a local organization, please share which one/s.
5. Has the pandemic changed your ability to get menstrual products when you needed them? *
Please elaborate on your response above if you feel comfortable doing so. (For example, if your access changed, what resources assisted in making that possible? If access decreased, what changes led to that decrease?)
6. What types of products do you prefer using?
7. Did you learn about menstruation in school?
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8. Do you believe menstrual products should be offered for free to students, incarcerated populations, menstruators who are homeless, etc.?
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Please explain your response above if you feel comfortable doing so.
And please tell your legislators why you think they should prioritize period poverty this legislative session here: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/prioritize-period-poverty-in-the-massachusetts-recovery-plan
Part Two: Demographic Questions
Which of the following applies to you?
If you are a student, what grade are you in?
If you attend a university, is it a public or private university?
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What is your age? If you are filling this out for someone else (for example, for a child), please specify their age.
Do you identify as trans?
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How do you identify your gender? Select all that apply.
If you selected to self-identify your gender, please do so here:
How do you identify your race and/or ethnicity? Check all that apply.
In addition to the information you provided above, is there any other information you would like to provide with respect to your race/ethnicity?
What city/town in Massachusetts are you in?
Do we have permission to quote your words?
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