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In Scotland, term cover is free from Monday

In Scotland, term cover is free from Monday

The law will come into force in 2020 when it is passed by members of the Scottish Parliament. It obliges local authorities, schools and universities to provide term protection on request.

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From Monday 15 August, tampons and sanitary pads will be available for free to all women in Scotland. A law against menstrual uncertainty will come into effect.

Under the text, which was voted in by Scottish MPs in 2020, local authorities and schools and universities will be legally required to provide periodic protection for free. A mobile phone application, PickMyPeriod, Opened (in English) In order to find the nearest distribution points.

The separatist-led Scottish government is proposing its legislation, a world first, and says New Zealand or South Korea have followed suit. In France, female students are provided with free health care.

“Providing access to free healthcare is fundamental to equality and dignity”Social Justice Minister Shona Robison was quoted as saying in a press release. “This is especially important at a time when people are forced to make difficult choices due to the cost of living crisis.”He added that inflation in the UK is approaching 10% and energy bills are hitting the poorest hard.

The Scottish Government has already been providing sanitary pads and tampons in schools and universities since 2018. The movement against menstrual uncertainty in Scotland was particularly spearheaded by the high school girls’ group “Lady Business”. The young girls filled toilet dispensers at their school in central Scotland before launching the campaign, speaking at other schools and organizing a rally outside the Scottish Parliament.

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According to a May 2019 survey of 1,000 teenage girls in England, more than half of teenage girls (52%) miss school because of menstruation.