We asked photographic artist Maisie Cousins to interpret the lengths that some people in the UK have to go to because of their periods.
Poverty, homelessness or stigma forces some women and girls to come up with makeshift sanitary products.
Her photographs here are in contrast to the sanitised images of periods often seen in advertising and media.
Here are some of the items that a 2018 survey by charity Plan International found that women and girls use instead of traditional sanitary products.
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