Accessibility of appropriate sanitary protection materials for menstruation, and underwear, for women and girls
Appropriate sanitary protection materials are the materials that women and girls are accustomed to using in normal circumstances, in sufficient quantities and of an acceptable quality. Convenient and private places for washing and drying reusable cloths may also be necessary in some circumstances. Widespread lack of access means that it is difficult or impossible to get access to materials because they are simply not available or not affordable. Some lack of access means that it is generally possible to procure materials but that this is significantly more difficult than before the crisis or that some groups of women and girls cannot procure suitable materials.