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===Laws & Social Stigmas===
 
===Laws & Social Stigmas===
In Kinshasa, the menstrual options vary considerably, depending on the person's wealth and independence. A large percentage of women in Kinshasa (57%, according to a 2021 study) reported a lack of privacy to deal with their menstrual hygiene.<ref>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7967348/</ref>
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In Kinshasa, the menstrual options vary considerably, depending on the person's wealth and independence. The main types of menstrual products used by women in Kinshasa are sanitary pads (84.2% of women), other materials such as tampons, toilet paper, foam, natural materials (22.3% of women), cloth (7.7% of women), and cotton wool (2.3% of women, according to 2017 data.<ref name=":2">https://www.pmadata.org/sites/default/files/data_product_results/PMA2020-DRC-Kinshasa-R1-MHM-Brief-EN.pdf</ref> About 18% of women reported washing and reusing their menstrual products and 92% said their reused products were dry when they used them.<ref name=":2" />
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A large percentage of women in Kinshasa (57%, according to a 2021 study) reported a lack of privacy to deal with their menstrual hygiene.<ref>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7967348/</ref> The main locations that women in Kinshasa use for menstrual hygiene are their sleeping areas (66% of women), the main sanitation facility in their homes (22.3% of women), other sanitation facilities in their homes (5.3% of women), sanitation facilities at school, work, or public facilities (5%), and either a backyard or no facility at all (1.8% of women), according to 2017 data.<ref name=":2" />  
    
===What to Get & Where to Get It===
 
===What to Get & Where to Get It===

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