Scotland is poised to become the first country to provide sanitary pad free for all women
AP, LONDON — Scotland is poised to become the first country to end “period poverty” by providing free sanitary products to women.
Free menstrual products are already available to students in high schools, colleges and universities in Scotland. And a bill passed by the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday will make pads and tampons free for women and girls in the country.
Monica Lennon, the lawmaker who submitted the draft proposal of the bill, said she was thrilled it had attracted support across Scotland, including from civic groups and “individuals who have had their own lived experience of period poverty.”