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.
“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