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Women Using Diapers Instead Of Pads During Menstruation – Kwesi Pratt Blasts Govt

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The exorbitant cost of sanitary towels in Ghana has compelled some women to resort to alternative methods and materials for managing menstruation.

From utilizing untreated fabrics and tissues to employing unconventional materials like corn husks, an increasing number of women have even turned to using diapers during their periods.

Kwesi Pratt Jnr, the Editor of the Insight Newspaper, highlighted this concerning trend while speaking on Good Morning Ghana.


He indicated that due to the prohibitive expense of sanitary pads, some women have transitioned to using diapers, noting their durability and extended usage throughout the day. However, this practice of not changing pads or diapers regularly during menstruation has potential health implications.

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Mr. Pratt stressed that the government should remove taxes on these fundamental products for women if it genuinely aims to safeguard their well-being. He expressed his astonishment at the government categorizing sanitary pads as luxury items when they are an essential necessity for every girl.


He stated, “It’s astonishing, the complete disregard for the challenges faced by women. Remember the ‘don’t tax my period’ campaign… the request was not just casually made, and I’m sitting here wondering. We all claim to want to protect women’s interests, and this is such a critical issue.”

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Mr. Pratt went on to address the health concerns associated with inadequate menstrual hygiene practices. He pointed out that the high cost of sanitary products has led some women to resort to using diapers, which can lead to health problems due to prolonged use without changing.

Currently, sanitary products in Ghana are subjected to a 32.5 percent tax upon importation, comprised of a 20 percent import duty and a 12.5 percent Value Added Tax.



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