Free period products in Scotland – level 3

23-08-2022 07:00

Scotland is the first country in the world to legislate free period products for women and girls in need.

In the current cost of the living crisis, this law makes a huge difference, as women will get free period products in schools, colleges, and many other venues.

So far, women and girls accessed free products through food banks if they couldn’t afford to buy them. Some women and girls said they used period products for longer than is safe or hygienic, which caused a lot of exclusion.

Difficult words: venue (a place for a service or event), food bank (a place with food for poor people), exclusion (a situation when a person cannot go to a place or do an activity).

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