Period poverty is what it is called. It makes sense to do so during a time of economical distress.
There is now a legal duty on local authorities to ensure that free items such as tampons and sanitary pads are available to “anyone who needs them”.
The bill was introduced by Labour MSP Monica Lennon. She has been campaigning to end period poverty since 2016.
“Periods don’t stop for pandemics and the work to improve access to essential tampons, pads and reusables has never been more important,” she added.
I hope more countries follow this model. At least she kept at it for three years despite the stigma surrounding the subject.