Feminine Hygiene Products Not covered by health insurance
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

5 Things Health Insurance Can Cover While Still Not Covering Feminine Hygiene Products

Pads and tampons should be free. Period!

1010
5 Things Health Insurance Can Cover While Still Not Covering Feminine Hygiene Products
Free Images

There comes a day in every girl's life when the reality of your menstrual cycle hits you like a ton of bricks.

It sucks.

Not including the huge inconvenience, periods bring the inconsistent mood swings, painful muscle cramps, and unplanned wardrobe changes.

Sometimes we forget that period also cost an exorbitant amount of money.

According to HuffPost, the average woman spends roughly $2,250 on pads and tampons.

$2,250.

So while you're mulling over this absurd number, please read seven things that are covered by health insurance even when feminine hygiene are not.

1. Gym Membership

Pilates>Pads? Triceps>Tampons?

2. Weight Loss Surgery

I understand how this can be extremely beneficial for many people, but the fact that simple toiletries are not cover and a major surgery is seems ridiculous.

3. Massage

Actually, when I'm on my period, a massage is exactly what I could use. However, I don't really understand how that is a basic health care necessity.

4. Reiki

Described by Dictionary.com as "a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being," Reiki has roots as ancient and far-fetched at The Force from "Star Wars."

5. Viagra

No, just no. Erectile dysfunction in no way will ever be more prevalent than periods. Women experience their periods for about 38 years while only 25% of men over 65-years-old experience ED.

And just remember, I could buy a whole hell of a lot with $2,250.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/18/period-c...

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

Planning Another Christmas Party

Don't just plan another plain party but get creative to have everyone wanting to come back next year!

1701
Getty Famous

You know it's Christmas when the radio stations change to all of your favorite holiday tunes, the air is still, and stores have the best sales. With all my favorite things from Christmas happening my least favorite probably has to be when I have to go to another same old boring Christmas party that I get invited to every year. Here are some Christmas party ideas so that you won't have another sad Christmas party.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

High School Soccer is Wildly Important

For Young Players Who Want to Succeed at The Next Level

5812
High School Soccer is Wildly Important

Whose choice is it? The parent? The player? There are a number of reasons that a kid may sit out of high school soccer, and to be completely honest; It is a huge mistake. High school soccer is the final piece in the puzzle that takes a player from above average or elite, to college ready by the end of their senior year. Every year thousands of talented athletes don't play for their high schools. Why though?

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

8 Things That Should Be On Everyone's Holiday To-Do List

December is around the corner, are you ready?

6452
8 Things That Should Be On Everyone's Holiday To-Do List
Unsplash.com

As they tend to say, its the most wonderful time of the year! People have begun to compile their Christmas to-do lists in anticipation for the season of sugarplums and gingerbread.

The history of the Christmas to-do lists goes back hundreds of years, almost as old as the holiday itself, however, people tend to fall out of this habit as they get older. This is unfortunate, as the theme of Christmas tradition can add bundles of the spirit of joy to your families.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Fall Weather Must-Haves

Put away the swim suits and your favorite high-waisted shorts!

7581

The transitional months of fall can cause some fashion headaches as you try to figure out what clothing to keep in your closet. With limited amount of college living space and the ever-unpredictable Nebraska weather, sometimes it’s difficult to know what should be taking up that precious closet space as you transition into winter. As you pack away those tanks and shorts for the chilly months ahead, get your closet ready with a few Fall must-haves. 

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Take a look at the articles driving big conversations on Odyssey.

7142
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/video/we-are-rollins-odyssey
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/video/we-are-rollins-odyssey

At Odyssey, we're on a mission to encourage constructive discourse on the Internet. That's why we created the response button you can find at the bottom of every article.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments