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Free sanitary products in UK primary schools from 2020

by Futures Centre, Apr 16
1 minute read

A month after Chancellor Philip Hammond announced funding for free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges, the UK government has confirmed that free sanitary products will now be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from early 2020.

Tampons by Josefin via Unsplash

This is an effort to prevent females from missing school due to periods. Nadhim Zahawi, children and families minister said: “No-one should be held back from reaching their potential”.

Females can get their periods as young as 8 years old, therefore, it is necessary to include primary schools in the Free Periods scheme.



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