Scotland’s Parliament unanimously passes legislation to distribute sanitary products involving women
Scotland has become the first country in the world to offer menstrual products for free. The Scottish Parliament unanimously voted in favor of the Period Products Bill, making free access to sanitary products in public buildings a legal right. Before the vote, Member of Parliament Monica Lennon said, “We all agree that no one should worry about where their next tampon or sanitary pad is going to meet again.” Lennon introduced this bill in Parliament in April 2019. He said in Parliament that Scotland would be the first country to do so in the history of “period Poverty”. He said, “It took a long time to happen.”
Under the law, menstrual products will also be kept in community centers, youth clubs, toilets and pharmacies. Tampons and sanitary pads will be made available at fixed places for women and young women, and with menstruation, women will be able to get these items for free. They will no longer have to go to the store or market to buy it. Under the law, an attempt has been made to ensure that all items related to menstruation are provided free of cost throughout the country. Universities, colleges and schools have also been asked to give the product free in their toilets so that the students can use them as per the requirement
. MP Monica Lennon, who introduced the bill four years after campaigning for it, has called the law to show the world the way. He said that schools also need to be educated on menstruation so that the stigma of menstruation can be eliminated.