Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Tampons. Periods. Breastfeeding. Hot flashes.
These terms, and others relevant to women’s health, have traditionally been considered taboo — inappropriate for polite conversation and therefore left unmentioned. That silence has had serious consequences for women and girls, who are denied access to feminine hygiene products, charged more at the cash register for “women’s” versions of household items, and made to feel ashamed about their bodies.
This taboo extends to sexual health, with terrible costs for young...