About Dignity Period
In 2014, Dr. Lewis Wall spent eight months as a Fulbright Scholar in Ethiopia at the College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University, working to improve residency education in obstetrics and gynecology.
They learned that menstruation was often linked to a significantly higher dropout rate for girls in Ethiopia: 51% compared to 30% for boys.
The Walls and the Coatneys worked with Mekelle University and Freweini to establish a partnership, and Dignity Period was born. Today, Dignity Period is expanding our work in Ethiopia to fight period poverty in places like St. Louis and beyond.