Free Tampons Likely Coming To All NYC Schools, Shelters and Jails

March 23, 2016 7:35 PM

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If a new set of bills passes in New York City, all public schools, homeless shelters and jails will have to provide menstrual hygiene products at no cost to women and girls, according to a news release from Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland.

“No student, homeless individual or inmate should have to jump through hoops, face illness or feel humiliated because they cannot access pads or tampons," said Ferreras-Copeland, who proposed the bills, in the release. “These items are as essential as toilet paper, helping us prevent health risks an...

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