Scotland to Make Period Products Freely Available to All

Scottish lawmakers have unanimously passed legislation that will make period products freely available to anyone who needs them.

  • Published 25 November 2020
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LONDON (AP) — Scottish lawmakers have unanimously passed legislation that will make period products freely available to anyone who needs them, which according to campaigners makes it the first country to do so. Lawmakers in the Scottish Parliament unanimously approved a bill late Tuesday that will require local authorities to provide free access to items such as tampons and sanitary pads. Monica Lennon, a lawmaker from the opposition Labour Party, had campaigned against “period poverty”…

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