Demonstrating that period poverty and stigma are real
problems, the study is calling for an urgent solution to the subject matter.
Responding, Scotland recently introduced a bill to make its Feminine Hygiene
The record-setting bill is also to make Scotland the first country ever in the world to make menstrual products free. An average, period products cost $10 monthly, making it unaffordable for those living on a very low income.
‘Menstrual Products are not luxury items, they are indeed
essential and one individual in Scotland should go without period products.’
Monica, a Scottish Lawmaker said.
In 2018, Scotland was the first country in the world to make period products free in schools, universities, and colleges. The government approved about £5.2 million in funding the decision. Local businesses have equally joined the cause, with many restaurant owners making available sanitary products free of charge.