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Did you know about "Pink Tax"? The alarming discreet Danger to Women's Health

Updated: Jun 3

Pink Tax, refers to the higher prices for products and services marketed towards women even for products similar to ones aimed at men. While this discriminatory pricing spans various industries, its impact on women's health is particularly alarming.

Consider first and foremost, Menstrual Products. Tampons and pads, essential items for managing menstruation, are often subject to the Pink Tax, as rates inflate and, to begin with, tend to be unaffordable to sustain a woman's right and necessity every month. Especially compared to products like men's shaving razors. This necessity and price disparity not only places a financial burden on women but also contributes to period poverty, where women struggle to afford basic menstrual hygiene products.

But the implications of the Pink Tax extend beyond menstrual products. Birth control pills, a fundamental component of women's reproductive healthcare, can come with a hefty price tag, especially for those without insurance coverage. This financial barrier may deter women from accessing contraception, compromising their ability to control their reproductive health and family planning decisions. Additionally, healthcare services specifically tailored to women, such as gynecological exams and mammograms, can also be subject to inflated costs due to the Pink Tax, further limiting access to essential preventive care.

How can can we combat the Pink Tax and Period Poverty and its detrimental effects on women's health?

  • Raising Education and Awareness. By shedding light on Pink Tax and Period Poverty and its impact on healthcare access, we can mobilize individuals and communities to demand change. Advocating for policies and/or benefits that ensure access to essential healthcare products and services in our environments such as the workplace.

  • Community Support and Advocacy. Participate in initiatives that combat Period Poverty such as donation drives and support centers to distribute menstrual products and provide educational resources. One example is Nala Woman's Pledge a Pad campaigns aims to provide free menstrual hygiene products to women and girls living in underprivileged areas affected by Period Poverty by, with donors & partners, collecting and distributing eco-friendly sanitary napkins every month to schools, orphanages, and women’s shelters around the Philippines.

  • Corporate Responsibility and Partnerships. Encourage your organization/s to adopt equitable pricing strategies, provide free menstrual products in workplaces, and engage in corporate social responsibility initiatives that support menstrual health. Partner with businesses to donate products to schools, shelters, and non-profit organizations. Support many more advocacy groups and engage in lobbying efforts to influence policymakers, ensuring menstrual equity and the elimination of gender-based pricing disparities.

Want to do more to combat Pink Tax and Period Poverty? Partner with us.

  • Connect us with your employers and HR as a partner to support female employees Women's Health in the Workplace by filling up our Employer's Resource Center form.

  • Sign-up in our community and stay updated with our initiatives and webinars to join and advocate for Women's Health.


Hati Health is a digital platform for women, providing on-demand access to products and services, including telehealth, symptom checking, holistic wellness plans and education.

We believe that being able to talk openly about women's healthcare and bringing appropriate solutions will inspire women to achieve their fullest potential in their personal and professional lives.

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