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Sanitary Pad Price Increase Angers South Korean Netizens

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Chance Dorland
Written by Chance Dorland

The announcement earlier this year by Yuhan-Kimberly, South Korea’s leading company in the domestic sanitary pad market, that it would increase the price of its pads by up to 20 percent, has resulted in a social media backlash against the company & the highlighting of stories from low-income teenagers who, already unable to afford sanitary pads & other products, have even had to miss school when having their period. Korea FM host Chance Dorland spoke with Korea Bizwire’s Joseph Shin about news coverage of the controversy & also with Camilla Wirseen, CEO of The Cup Foundation, who says a sanitary pad substitute product used in developing countries would also be beneficial for South Korean women.

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About the author

Chance Dorland

Chance Dorland

Chance is an American journalist and radio enthusiast from a 1,000 person town in Iowa. After studying radio journalism and media communication at Emerson College in Boston, he's lived in NYC, LA, Germany, Colombia and his adopted home of South Korea. Chance has a diverse background of experiences after working for Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, OutQ News and SiriusXM Radio. He recently served in the U.S. Peace Corps where he taught English and hosted a bilingual radio program. You can find more of his projects at http://ChanceDorland.com.

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