The Scottish Parliament approved a bill to make period products such as tampons and sanitary pads freely accessible, becoming the first country in the world to do so.
The Period Products Bill, which passed unanimously, orders local authorities and education providers to ensure that period products are available free of charge. It also designates specified public service bodies to ensure that free period products are available in specified public places. The legislation aims to tackle period poverty by ensuring that all those who menstruate can have a reasonable and convenient access to period products, free of charge, as and when they are required. It also establishes the right of everyone in Scotland who need period products to obtain them free of charge.