Scotland has become the first country in the world to make period sanitary products available free of charge.

The Scottish Parliament voted unanimously in favor of the Period Products bill on Tuesday, months after lawmakers had initially signaled their support.

This is a landmark victory in the fight against period poverty worldwide as Scotland’s ability to make this a reality has proven that it is possible in other countries as well.

The argument for free sanitary products has been around for years, on the backbone of the availability of free condoms and other sexual health products even though sex is a choice and periods are not.

With 20% of Scottish women living in poverty, the new law would provide free safe and secure sanitary products for those who couldn’t afford it and improve women’s health in general.

The sanitary products would be available in schools, hospitals, libraries.


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