The first country to make period products free vows to help all who need them

The first country to make period products free vows to help all who need them

Scotland has become the first country in the world to provide free menstrual products to whoever needs them. The U.S. already has a lot of catching up to do, and the gap is only widening. 

Scottish parliament unanimously passed the landmark legislation on Tuesday, with only one member abstaining. Introduced by Scottish Labour member Monica Lennon, the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill aims to address period poverty — the increasingly common situation in which people who need menstrual hygiene products are unable to afford them. While the draft bill was approved in February, this week’s vote has now made it law. Read more…

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