Periods in the News

+++ Missouri Pink Tax News — We have a summary and updates from Jefferson City. has a collection of interesting menstruation stories here.  (Scroll down to the “News” section!)

U.K. Eliminates Tax on Tampons and Other Sanitary Products
Britain is the latest of several countries to get rid of the tax in recent years.
Jan. 1, 2021 — New York Times

Boston schools will offer free menstrual supplies for students starting this fall
June 17, 2019 — CNN

Brookline To Offer Free Tampons And Pads In All Its Public Buildings
May 24, 2019 —

England to Offer Hospital Patients Free Sanitary Products
March 3, 2019 — New York Times

Pink tax: Why do women pay more for goods and services?
Feb. 18, 2019 — KCTV, Kansas City
This is a good report by Emily Sinovic — lots of details, worth a read/watch!

What women need to be aware of when it comes to the pink tax
Jan. 31, 2019 — KSHB, Kansas City

California and Illinois must provide students free feminine products
Jan. 8, 2019 — The Lilly

Nevada becomes the 10th state to eliminate a ‘pink tax‘ on menstrual products
Nov. 7, 2019 — CNN

Governor Cuomo Reminds Schools of New Law Requiring School Districts to Provide Free Feminine Hygiene Products in Restrooms
Sept. 10, 2018 —

Scotland to Provide Free Sanitary Products to Students
August 29, 2018 — New York Times

It’s Not Just the Tampon Tax: Why Periods Are Political
July 22, 2018 — New York Times

More States Move To End ‘Tampon Tax’ That’s Seen As Discriminating Against Women
March 25, 2018 — NPR

Tampons are out among younger women. Why feminine hygiene is newest consumer battlefield
March 27, 2017 — USA Today

Cambridge students help launch pilot program to expand access to feminine products
Dec. 8, 2016 — Wicked Local Cambridge

If Condoms are Free, Why Aren’t Tampons?
March 11, 2016 — Inside Higher Ed

Free Tampons Should be a Human Right
March 8, 2016 — Huffington Post

The Price Young Girls Pay When Tampons Aren’t Free
Feb. 29, 2016 — Vice

Free Tampons Are Coming to NYC Schools, Jails and Shelters
June 21, 2016 — The Gothamist

Kenyan schoolgirls dread their periods, but simple changes could help
October 7, 2015 — The Conversation

Here’s How Much A Woman’s Period Will Cost Her Over A Lifetime
May 18, 2015 — Huffington Post