- Medicine Net: Picks up the CBS News piece about CVS lowering the price of menstrual products that includes comments by Dr. Jhumka Gupta about period povertyOctober 13, 2022
CVS Will Lower Price of Menstrual Products in Many States With 'Tampon Tax'
- CBS News: Picks up the MoneyWatch piece citing Mason research and comments by Dr. Jhumka Gupta on period poverty in a story about CVS lowering the price of menstrual productsOctober 12, 2022
CVS cuts cost of menstrual products in 12 states with "tampon tax"
- November 16, 2021
- October 13, 2021
Jhumka Gupta, ScD, MPH, associate professor in the College of Health and Human Services’ Department of Global and Community Health, says that she has always been drawn to research that seeks to “bring the ‘hidden side’ of things out in the open: such as violence against women and girls and refugee populations.” Gupta’s research on period poverty, and more broadly, stigma and menstrual health, is helping to inform a national policy discussion on health equity, reaching well beyond the public health community. U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) has referenced Gupta’s research in support of legislation for menstrual equity. After Gupta saw her research referenced on Rep. Meng’s social media, she reached out to Meng’s office to share additional resources. In May 2021, Meng introduced the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021, aimed at increasing access to menstrual products, and she met with Gupta to learn more about her work.