According to BBC, state schools and colleges in England can now order free period products for students as part of a government scheme to tackle period poverty.
Tampons, pads and menstrual cups will be available for primary and secondary institutions to buy if they opt-in.
It follows the government’s announcement last March that it would fund free period products for secondary school students. The pledge was subsequently extended to primary schools.
The Department for Education website says the rate reflects the fact that not all students will need the products all of the time, and is mirrored in a scheme that is already rolled out in Scotland.
Read full article here Period poverty: Schools urged to order free menstrual products
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