In Chile, the mayor of Las Condes, Joaquín Lavín, announced that the municipality will make available, free of charge, sanitary pads and tampons for female students in the bathrooms of municipal schools from March 1.
Menstrual management products
Through Twitter, Laví expressed that “what is spent month by month has an important impact on the family. We want to help with that. That the students do not have to miss classes when they are on their menstrual period because they are uncomfortable at schoolAnd that’s because they don’t have a tampon or sanitary pad ”.
Also, the official reported that the establishments will promote the use of menstrual cups, « because it is a great savings for families and helps care for the environment. »
#DispensadorMenstrual. As of March 1, the municipal school bathrooms will have free sanitary wipes and tampons for female students. The use of the glass will be promoted because it is a great saving for families and helps to care for the environment. Therefore it includes it.
– Joaquín Lavín (@LavinJoaquin) February 20, 2021
Scotland: First country to provide free tampons and feminine pads to all women
In the month of November 2020, Scotland became the first country in the world to unanimously approve free menstrual management products, whose value is popularly known as « pink tax ».
Under the new legislation, women and menstruating people have free access to items such as tampons and sanitary napkins in public buildings, which is expected to gradually reduce gender inequality and normalize menstruation.