New law made in Scotland for things related to women’s menstruation

New law made in Scotland for things related to women's menstruation

In Scotland, a new law has been made in Scotland regarding the things women need and the problems they have to go through while going through menstruation, which the government there said is the first law of its kind in the world. The new law came into effect from Monday. The Scottish government said in a statement that councils and education providers should make term products available to anyone for free.

On legislation passed in 2020, MP Monica Lennon said, “As the Cost of Living crisis approaches, the Duration Product Act is a ray of hope that shows when politicians come together for the betterment of the people we serve. So what can be achieved?”

Scotland has already invested around £2.7 million since 2017 to ensure access to tampons and sanitary pads in public places.

“We are proud to be the first national government in the world to work on this kind of problem,” said Shona Robison, Scotland’s secretary of social justice.

Due to poverty, many women and girls are unable to buy things used during menstruation. This is a problem in many countries around the world.

Aid organization Plan International said in 2017 that 10 per cent of girls and girls aged 14 to 21 in the UK could not afford a period product, while 15 per cent had financial problems.

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