The laws include eliminating the menstrual tax, making menstrual products more accessible by requiring them in schools, prisons, correctional facilities and shelters; and addressing the safety of these products by requiring ingredient disclosure.
The work to achieve menstrual equity continues with policies being introduced on the state and federal level to increase access, affordability, and safety of period products.
From new menstrual equity policies and period poverty during the pandemic, to new testing of menstrual care products, check out these highlights of 2020's period health headlines!
Saturday, October 19, 2019 will go down in history as the first-ever National Period Day, and what a day it was!
Ensuring menstrual products are safe, affordable and accessible is eliminating some of the barriers, but even getting to that point requires a lot of work to de-stigmatize periods...
Throughout the nation ~55 bills have been introduced to require disclosure of period products, increase access for school aged children and people who are incarcerated, or eliminate the tax on tampons!
With the leadership of dynamic women legislators, state and city council have passed a number of groundbreaking policies that provide more access to free period products in schools, public restrooms, and shelters -- AND have eliminated the tampon tax!
Learn more about these women leaders who are changing policy and working to ensure period products are safe, affordable and accessible!
Momentum and victories will only continue to grow as more women raise their voice for menstrual equity. Look how far we have come in the last year alone!
It is so encouraging (and so important) to see the conversation on periods and period health move into the mainstream. Because that conversation is MOVING the mainstream.