Period products are now free in English schools!

Publish Date
Monday, 17 February 2020, 3:09PM

This is the kind of news we like to hear!

State-funded schools in England have just made a big leap forward in tackling period poverty: by making free period products available to students.

It comes after years of campaigning by activist Amika George, who founded the Free Periods campaign in 2017 when she was 17.

The schools will be able to order single-use and reusable pads, applicator and non-applicator tampons, and menstrual cups through an online system.

George said that period poverty is much more widespread than people realise in the UK. Research by Plan UK found that 42 percent of girls aged 14 to 21 in the UK have used makeshift sanitary products using toilet roll and socks because they couldn't afford sanitary products.

The new program will ensure that girls will no longer have to miss school because of their period!

Let's hope one day we can have the same in NZ!

You get a tampon, you get a tampon...