Major U.S. City Could Require Free Feminine Hygiene Products
Smaller cities, villages and school districts throughout the country are increasingly embracing the movement to offer free feminine hygiene products in their facilities. Now, one of America’s largest cities is considering implementing its own changes.
The Los Angeles City Council asked members of the city’s staff to develop a report that would determine how expensive it would be to offer free feminine hygiene products at all facilities operated by the city, reports KCBS-TV.
One of the members of the council, Bob Blumenfield, took to social media to argue for an end to the stigma associated with products used for menstruation.
“It’s long overdue that female hygiene products were treated like soap, toilet paper and necessities that are provided in public restrooms,” says Bob Blumenfield on his Twitter account. “Today the @LACityCouncil took a big step to reduce the financial burden women face.”
The push to end menstrual product issues has also hit the state level. In 2018, California approved a law that requires low-income schools to provide free menstrual products to girls.
A bill that would force every public school in Maryland to install and maintain stock of menstrual products by Oct. 1, 2020 was send to Maryland’s General Assembly in January.
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