Scotland becomes first country in the world to make period products free

Scotland becomes first country in the world to make period products free
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If you have a vagina, you know how expensive it can be.

On top of the discomfort and pain of menstruation, you have to spend a not-insignificant amount of money on feminine hygiene products every month, along with the “pink tax” associated with items marketed to women.

In Scotland, however, lawmakers passed legislation making period products available for free to anyone who needs them.

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“Periods don’t stop for pandemics and the work to improve access to essential tampons, pads and reusables has never been more important,” Labour MSP Monica Lennon, who introduced the law, told BBC.

The legislation requires the Scottish Government and other public bodies to allow anyone who needs period products to get them for free, while schools, colleges and universities are required to keep a “range” of period products available for free in bathrooms.

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