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Title: Ending period poverty: Scotland’s plan for free menstrual products shatters taboos and leads a global movement
Author(s): Zipp, Sarah
Mørk Røstvik, Camilla
Purcell, Carrie
Keywords: Menstruation
Scottish Government
period poverty
Celtic football club
Issue Date: 18-Sep-2018
Date Deposited: 19-Sep-2018
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.
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.
Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
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Affiliation: Sport
University of St Andrews
University of Glasgow
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