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Period products, including tampons and sanitary pads, are now free of cost in Scotland to anyone who needs them.

Research has shown that a lack of access to period products can cause women and girls to miss school or work.

Starting this week, menstrual products will be available in places like pharmacies and community centers, thanks to legislation approved by Scotland's parliament in 2020.

Scotland is the first country to offer period products free of charge on a national scale. Others, including New Zealand and Kenya, distribute products for free in public schools.

Source: NPR