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NYC Schools to Provide Free Feminine Hygiene Products In Girl’s Restrooms

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-01/nyc-joins-free-the-tampon-handing-them-out-in-schools-jails

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From the Office of City Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland:

“New York City Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and the New York City Department of Education alongside Congresswoman Grace Meng and Education Chair Daniel Dromm today announced the launch of a groundbreaking initiative to outfit New York City public school restrooms with dispensers of free feminine hygiene products. The unprecedented program marks a major step in Councilwoman Ferreras-Copeland’s work to reduce health risks, increase access to essential feminine care for low-income girls, and promote dignity and respect for girls’ menstruation.”

And, it’s not just NYC schools, but also public facilities like shelters and prisons.

From Jezebel:

“Women in prisons, who are currently issued a small number of pads, will no longer have that amount capped and can opt for tampons if that’s their preference.”

Check out this Mic.com article

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