1,500 distributors will be installed in university health services and the Crous residences. This in order to fight against menstrual insecurity among young people.
It was a long-standing demand of associations fighting against menstrual precariousness: hygienic protection will be free from the next school year in the university residences of the Crous and university health services, announced the Minister of Higher Education, Frédérique Vidal, Tuesday February 23. This in order to fight against the precariousness of young people. The measure also helps fight against menstrual insecurity. What is it ? The Elementary Rules association explains it in the video below.
France is thus following a movement launched by other countries, such as Scotland. This nation is a forerunner in this area since periodic protection is available free of charge in all public buildings.
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Many people face the dilemma of buying protection or something to eat every month. A parliamentary report was tabled on this subject in February 2020 by MPs Laëtitia Romeiro Dias (La République en Marche) and Bénédicte Taurine (La France Insoumise), to take into account this public health issue. The report also touched on other strong topics: education on rules and the need to lift the taboo on this subject, as well as more transparency on the composition of products.