In Scotland, tampons and pads will now be distributed free of charge

became the first country in the world to make feminine hygiene products such as pads and tampons available to women free of charge.

Reported by The Guardian.

The Free Supply of “Periodic Products” Act passed its final round in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday. Now, local authorities must ensure that pads and tampons are available to all who need them.

This was made possible by a four-year campaign led by activist Monica Lennon that revolutionized public opinion about menstruation.

After the final decision, Lennon said it was “a proud day for Scotland”.

“It will make a huge difference in the lives of women and girls, as well as anyone who is menstruating. A few years ago, there was never an open discussion of menstruation in the Holyrood Chamber (Scottish Parliament), but now it is mainstream,” the activist said.

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