Scotland becomes the first ever nation to provide free period products

November 25th 2020

Setting an example for other countries around the world, Scotland has became the first nation to remove the period tax and overall cost of period, sanitisation products. 

The 4 year campaign by Scottish Labours health leader Monica Lennon commented "This will make a massive difference to the lives of women and girls and everyone who menstruates. There has already been great progress at a community level and through local authorities in giving everyone the chance of period dignity".

The menstruation campaign has lead to females on the streets protesting for for the gender to be allowed to have the menstruation products for free as it is a neccesity that can't be controlled in their lives. There have been discussions around the world on social media of women also showing their support and anger towards the cost of the products. Which statistics show that 1 in 5 females can't afford period products.

It is estimated that every month, women spend on average £13 a month on period products, over a lifetime until approximately the age of 50, that is several thousands of pounds. During the Coronavirus pandemic, these figures and the need for period products increased. 

 

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