Scotland is expected to become the first country to make women's sanitary products free after lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve a measure estimated to cost $31.2 million per year. "These are not luxury items," said Monica Lennon, author of the 2017 bill, noting that her country's setting an important cultural precedent for the rest of the world. Scotland already provides free menstrual products in schools, colleges, libraries and community centers.
What prompted the move? A 2017 study found that 15 percent of women aged 14-21 can't afford sanitary products.
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