Scotland has become the first country in the world to make personal care free of charge for women.
The Scottish Parliament has approved a bill on free pads and tampons for all women. This is reported by Reuters.
Plans for the availability of sanitary products for women were supported by 112 deputies, one abstained. At the same time, the Scottish Parliament consists of 113 people.
Tampons and sanitary pads will be available in special places, community centers, clubs, and pharmacies and will be absolutely free. To do this, more than $31 million will be allocated annually from the country’s budget.
Scotland was the first country in the world to make such a decision.
Earlier in 2018, Scotland introduced free sanitary products in schools, colleges, and universities. The country also planned to reduce the tax on personal care products, but this was prevented by the rules of the European Union.
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