Free Sanitary products to be approved for women in Scotland

Scotland is set to be the first nation to approved free sanitary products to all women as the Scottish Parliament approve plans on Tuesday.

The Scottish parliament plans to make free sanitary products including tampons and sanitary pads available at designated public places such as community centres, youth clubs and pharmacies in Scotland, at an estimated annual cost of 24.1 million pounds ($31.2 million).

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With 112 votes in favour, none against and one abstention, the Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill passed through its first stage.

The bill’s proposer Monica Lennon during the debate said passing it would be a “milestone moment for normalising menstruation in Scotland and sending out that real signal to people in this country about how seriously parliament takes gender equality.”

During the debate, the bill’s proposer Monica Lennon said passing it would be a “milestone moment for normalising menstruation in Scotland and sending out that real signal to people in this country about how seriously parliament takes gender equality.”

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