Chelsea Clinton has become more vocal in the last few months on issues that are important to her
Clinton’s Twitter feed is an ode to the many issues she finds important — immigration, women’s health and local politics, are among the few.
In a recent op-ed for Well+Good, Clinton took her call-to-action a step further by clearly outlining what her hopes are when it comes to normalizing the conversations around menstruation and breastfeeding.
“Too often, in too many places, we don’t support girls and women who are menstruating and mothers who are breastfeeding,” wrote Clinton. “We need to talk about menstruation more to erase the stigma and the access barriers that too often go hand-in-hand with ‘that time of the month.'”
The issue of women’s health is at the forefront of many conversations, especially as the White House moves to defund Planned Parenthood and strip women of preventative reproductive services.
As Clinton stated in her Well+Good piece, the reality that menstrual products are also taxed as luxury items is one that makes them even less accessible to those who need them most.
“For many girls and women around the world, there are no safe, sanitary stalls to use, and no pads or tampons. But, when was the last time you heard menstruation talked about in a conversation about economic development?” asked Clinton.
Clinton’s op-ed asked for food stamps to cover menstrual products, for women to be given safe spaces to have the option to breastfeed and for the conversations around both to be less taboo.