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Goodbye tampon tax, hello female empowerment

Whilst 2021 hasn’t been exactly what we were hoping for so far, it’s not all doom and gloom. As of January 1 2021, the tampon tax in the UK was…

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…

Germany scraps tampon tax as they are deemed ‘not a luxury’

This week, Germany has made headline news for cutting back its 19 per cent VAT on tampons, pads and menstrual cups. Although discussions are still being held on how much…

Period problems: Megan’s menstrual cup review

Lifestyle writer Megan Burton shares her experience of using a menstrual cup for the first time, providing The Student with the lowdown of the cup’s compatibility with student life. Period…