California public schools will soon be providing free menstrual products for students, an act every school should follow in pursuit.
Tampons, pads, liners, etc. will be available free of charge due to the new law that was signed on Friday, by Governor Gavin Newsom.
Public schools serving students in grades 6-12 will be required to stock bathrooms with adequate supplies of tampons or pads for students who are in need of them.
The new law will begin in the 2022-23 school year and expands on a previous law already requiring low-income schools to provide free menstrual hygiene products.
“California recognizes that access to menstrual products is a basic human right and is vital for ensuring the health, dignity, and full participation of all Californians in public life,” the law says.CNN
The law also requires California State University and each community college district to stock up on menstrual products for at least one designated location for free, on campus.
Not to mention, California has also eliminated taxes on menstrual products.
California is setting an example every other state in the U.S. should also follow!