Scotland’s Initiative to Provide Free Period Products to All


Because of financial restrictions, approximately 500 million men around the world are not able to afford tampons or pads. To manage their periods, they must resort to making do with socks or toilet paper. According to activists, this can have a profound effect on their physical and mental health. Scotland was the first nation to grant the right to menstruation in August. TIME was told by lawmakers why the new initiative is important.


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