Monday, July 3, 2017

#TRPSupports - Women's Health

As women, one thing that should be a priority but usually falls to the bottom of the list is - OUR HEALTH! We always put the health and well being of others, whether they are our children, relatives, significant others, or clients/customers. We tend to forget about taking time out to make sure we're running in tip top shape (YES! Even you, Wonder Woman).

With that, I'd like to focus a bit on our lady bits! Women's reproductive health is a BIG issue right now! With the impending changes to the Affordable Care Act, women's health is at risk. We risk access to contraceptives, to procedures and medications that can save lives, and the right to make our own decisions over our bodies.


One of the decisions regarding our health involves the ingredients that goes into feminine care products, more specifically tampons and pads. Products most women use regularly! According to Seventh Generation:
[Feminine Hygiene manufacturers].. "Aren’t required to disclose ingredients, many do include some basic information on their packages about the ingredients — unless they use fragrance. A ‘fragrance’ in a product can be made up of 50-200 different ingredients, many for which health data simply doesn’t exist". 
In other words, companies DO NOT have to disclose what in the products that we are using in the most SENSITIVE parts of our bodies! I don't know about you, but I DAMN sure want to know what is going into my body, especially something I am expected to use for a good 30+ yrs of my life. So how do we change this?

With........Women, like you, me and Representative Grace Meng (D-NY), are out there hitting the pavement and making moves with some very forward thinking companies (like Seventh Generation & Women's Voices for the Earth) to ensure that there is transparency in feminine care products. In fact,
On May 23, women from across the country gathered on Capitol Hill to send Congress a message: It’s time to care about feminine care. Period.

So join me and other women, in making a stand:

To Take Action and contact your local representative ⇉click here⇇

A special S/O to Seventh Generation for the inspiration and information! #comeclean #generationgood


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