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Scotland becomes 1st country to pass law providing free period products

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Posted at 9:10 AM, Nov 25, 2020

(WXYZ) — Scotland is the first country in the world that is allowing free and universal access to tampons, pads and other menstrual products in public faculties.

The Scottish Parliament voted unanimously for the "Period Products" bill this week.

Under the bill, period products will be available for women in public buildings like schools and universities throughout the country. Local authorities and education providers will have to make sure the products are free.

"The campaign has been backed by a wide coalition, including trades unions, women's organisations and charities," Monica Lennon said ahead of the vote, according to CNN. She introduced the bill. "Scotland will not be the last country to make period poverty history."

Below is the entire bill.

Explanatory Notes Period Products Scotland Bill by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd