|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Newspaper/Magazine Articles|
|Title:||Ending period poverty: Scotland’s plan for free menstrual products shatters taboos and leads a global movement|
Mørk Røstvik, Camilla
Celtic football club
|Publisher:||The Conversation Trust|
|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. https://theconversation.com/ending-period-poverty-scotlands-plan-for-free-menstrual-products-shatters-taboos-and-leads-a-global-movement-103138|
|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.|
|Rights:||The Conversation uses a Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence. You can republish their articles for free, online or in print. Licence information is available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/|
University of St Andrews
University of Glasgow
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