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Free menstrual hygiene items available in schools

Free menstrual hygiene products available in Limestone schools
Posted on 01/22/2021

Bath Public School will offer free menstrual hygiene products to students to remove barriers and ensure equitable access for all.

All female washrooms and gender-neutral washrooms in Bath Public School now have menstrual hygiene products in easily accessible locations for students.

The products are free to students. Students may take items for use at school, or at home, as needed.

Access to menstrual products can be a barrier for many students. Studies show that one in seven young women and non-binary people in Canada will miss some school because they don't have access to pads and tampons, largely because they cannot bear the financial burden of purchasing their own. Other times, students forget to plan ahead or find themselves in an emergency situation.