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BREAKING: Scotland becomes the first country in the world to make sanitary products free

Politicians in Scotland have unanimously approved a new law to make period products free for all. There is now a legal duty on local authorities to ensure that free items such as tampons and sanitary pads are available to "anyone who needs them". Labour MSP Monica Lennon introduced the bill to the Scottish parliament, and has been campaigning to end period poverty since 2016. She said it was a "practical and progressive" piece of legislation, made all the more vital because of the coronavirus pandemic. "Periods don't stop for pandemics and the work to improve access to essential tampons, pads and reusables has never been more important," she added. Exactly how people will be able to access period products will be decided by the country's 32 local councils, but they must give people access to different types of products "reasonably easily" and with "reasonable dignity".
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