Products for People with Periods

A blue tampon wearing glasses, green menstrual cup, and dark-blue pad between the words Period Postal on a light-blue background
The words Period Postal over an illustration of a postage stamp

The Counseling and Wellness Center helps promote menstrual health and equity at Western by making period products freely available to Western students. If you would like a Period Postal package mailed to you, please submit the request form below and we will send one your way!

Period Postal is available while supplies last, and each Western student is limited to receiving one reusable product and two disposable products per quarter. Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your order. 

Product Choices

Each menstrual product that Period Postal offers was chosen with great care based on accessibility, quality, sustainability of sourcing, ethical working conditions, and lack of gender-based marketing.

We are always looking for ways to improve. Please send your feedback to periodpostal@wwu.edu if you have concerns or ideas about our purchasing.

Cora

Cora cups are made of medical-grade silicone. With each purchase, Cora provides free period products to people who might need them, and their blog Blood + Milk posts educational resources around menstruation equity. 

Flex

Flex menstrual cups are made of medical-grade silicone and their menstrual discs are made of medical-grade polymers (no BPA, phthalates, or rubber latex). They are designed to be removable with one hand, making them more accessible than some menstrual cup options. Flex combats menstrual stigma through their blog, The Fornix.

Period Aisle

Period Aisle is a B Corp Certified Company recognized for meeting “high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.” Their products are lined with organic cotton and both of their manufacturing partners are owned and operated by women.

Veeda

Veeda’s hypoallergenic 100% organic-cotton products are made without GMOs, dyes, fragrances, dioxins, pesticides, or herbicides. In addition, their tampons and packaging are all biodegradable. 

Order Form

Our Order Form Is Closed Until Fall Quarter

Thank you for your interest in the Period Postal program. Our order form is closed and will reopen in fall quarter 2023.

We will be out on Red Square May 26 starting at 12:30 with products—stop by and pick up some items while supplies last!

Menstruation Equity

PEOPLE HAVE PERIODS, meaning not all women have periods, not all people who have periods are women, and people who don't fit into the cisgender binary often face stigma and risk around menstruation, as do people with mobility limitations or other disabilities.

Period Postal operates from the knowledge that students at WWU do not have consistent access to the menstrual products that meet their specific needs without having to sacrifice money for other essential costs. We also know that students with marginalized identities often face higher barriers to accessing these products.

Broadly speaking, Period Postal aims to fight stigma, eliminate cost barriers, support students with marginalized identities who experience menstruation, prioritize accessibility, and advance menstruation equity at Western.

Specifically speaking, Period Postal exists to distribute free menstrual products to Western students and to learn how to do that better by listening to students. If you have any feedback for us, please email periodpostal@wwu.edu.

Project Funding

Period Postal is operated by students in the CWC's Wellness Advocates program and their advisor, Liz Stuart. This project is funded by a student-written grant from the Sustainability, Equity, and Justice Fund and supported by the Counseling and Wellness Center.