"To me, it's a no-brainer. Humans need toilet paper. Public restrooms supply toilet paper. This is no different. Lack of access to these products can lead to compromised hygiene, embarrassment due to stigma, even missed days of work or school," Collett said. "Lack of public access is especially punitive to those living in poverty. Menstrual products are not covered by programs like SNAP or WIC."
Sen. Maria Collett, D-Montgomery, introduced a bill that would ensure that menstrual products are made available at public bathroom facilities. Menstrual Equity Action in Pennsylvania Oct. 7, 2019 Capitol Report (more legal news and action)
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Jennifer Weiss-Wolf of Period Equity about where the U.S. stands on providing free menstruation products nationally and how the pandemic has affected access to them.