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Ending period poverty: Scotland’s plan for free menstrual products shatters taboos and leads a global movement

Citation

Zipp S, Mørk Røstvik C & Purcell C (2018) Ending period poverty: Scotland’s plan for free menstrual products shatters taboos and leads a global movement. The Conversation. 18.09.2018.

Abstract
First paragraph: In the UK, the average woman will spend about £4,800 on period products in her lifetime. For households on low incomes, this kind of expense is a heavy burden. In August 2018, Scotland made history as the country leading a global movement to end period poverty. The government pledged to invest £5.2m to provide free menstrual products in schools, colleges and universities across the country. Period supplies will be available in toilets, just as paper and soap are already provided. The scheme’s objective is to ensure that all students have access to the pads, tampons and products they need, regardless of financial means.

Keywords
Menstruation; Scotland; Scottish Government; periods; period poverty; Celtic football club;

Notes
https://theconversation.com/ending-period-poverty-scotlands-plan-for-free-menstrual-products-shatters-taboos-and-leads-a-global-movement-103138

Type of mediaThe Conversation
StatusPublished
Publication date30/09/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/27820
Place of publicationLondon