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UK government scraps tampon tax and follows Scotland’s lead

CW: domestic abuse, unconsensual sex The five percent rate of VAT on sanitary products has been axed in the UK, meaning that tampons and pads are now treated as essential…

Period products: luxury to necessity

Scotland has become the first country in the world to introduce universal access to free period products. According to the bill that was passed in Holyrood on Tuesday night, November…

Scotland becomes first nation to champion free period products

Scotland has become the first country in the world to provide free period products for all, paving the way to reduce period poverty and remove the taboo surrounding menstruation. The…

Period poverty throughout Covid-19 – what challenges may it bring?

Currently, young girls are growing up in a world where essential period products are out of their financial grasp — and due to the Covid-19 outbreak, period poverty is having…

Heavy Flow – the club night combatting period poverty

Heavy Flow is back, spreading positivity and change that extends way beyond the Cowgate dance floor. Using their platform to promote a worthwhile cause and donating all of the proceeds…

Free sanitary products initiative lauded several months after implementation

The campaign to provide free sanitary products to students across Scotland will soon reach its fourth month of implementation. With the introduction of an additional product on November 12, 2018,…

Period Poverty: what is it and what can be done to help?

Period poverty is the inability to access feminine sanitary products due to financial limitations. It is an issue that not many would think would be prevalent in a highly developed…

Free sanitary products in Scotland: Sanitree speaks to The Student

With the start of the new academic year educational institutions across Scotland are to provide free sanitary products. Sanitree, a University of Edinburgh student-led project, has been at the forefront…