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How Scotland’s Bill is breaking Menstrual Taboo

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Aunt rose is visiting, red week, red aunt, I feel sick, lady days, girl’s stuff, Niagara falls, that time of the month are just few of the euphemism to refer menstruation in different languages and different ways. Even though menstruation is termed as something natural but it is something so unnaturally talked about because menstruation for most of the girls means hiding away in cattle sheds or banning themselves from household activities. The dysphoria becomes heightened when a person experience it. The reason why I used the word person because it is not limited to girls or women but it is something which is also experienced by a transgender person as well. Recently Scotland became the first nation to pass a Bill that will make period products free.  

By the plain reading of the Bill, it can be seen that it has contemplated most the problems faced whether by a girl, women or trans during their menstruation but has also put forth some of the important issues which requires our deliberation. How much do you know about the Bill?

Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill

This Member’s Bill was introduced on 23rd April, 2019 by Monica Lennon

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