- The Scottish government has made history by becoming the first nation to make sanitary products free for all women
- The Scottish parliament recently approved a bill to that effect
- Women will be able to get tampons and sanitary pads for free at community centres, youth clubs and pharmacies
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The Scottish parliament has approved plans to make sanitary products free for every woman, making record as the first lawmaking body to do so.
Tampons and sanitary pads will be made available at community centres, youth clubs and pharmacies, Reuters reports.
Briefly.co.za gathers that 24.1 million pounds will be spent annually to buy the products.
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With the 112 votes, the the Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill passed through its first stage.
The bill has moved to second stage where members of the devolved Scottish parliament can propose amendments.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a local taxi driver revealed that he buys pads and stores them in his taxi for female passengers.
According to the South African Human Rights Commission, one in 10 girls in Africa miss school because of periods and not being able to afford the appropriate products.
The 31-year-old driver from Limpopo started buying the pads after he saw how some of his female passengers would struggle whenever they were menstruating. He said that he would often see stains on his car seats.
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