Keeping in mind the health of women, the Government of Scotland has taken a big step. Under the The ‘Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill, every female citizen of Scotland will be provided with free tampons and sanitary products.
The ‘Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill has been approved by 112 members present in Parliament.
The Sanitary Products Bill Scotland was proposed in Parliament by Minister Monica Lennon. 112 people present in the Parliament approved it in the first phase. Now, this bill will be carried forward. After the enactment of this law, sanitary napkins will be available for free in many public places including community building, youth club, and medical store.
Earlier in the year 2018, Scotland has become the first country to offer free sanitary products in government schools.
India’s condition in terms of this facility
Most sanitary vending machines in India are in poor condition, a report said. In the year 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has planned to give free sanitary napkins to all government schools. The government has installed sanitary napkin wandering machines in many government schools.
Still, there are some government schools where girls have to pay for the use of this machine, the report added.
There are still many rural areas in India where women are not aware of sanitary napkins and periods. Many women succumb to infection using unsafe methods.
Research has shown that 40 percent of women become infected due to a lack of knowledge. Women are at risk of cervical cancer due to repeated infections.