Free menstrual hygiene products for students

Students at public schools across the Dubbo electorate will return to school in 2023 with access to free menstrual hygiene products thanks to the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government.

More than 4600 dispensers have been installedin public schools across the state to help young women overcome barriers in accessing menstrual hygiene products.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders celebrated the completion of the rollout, which started with a trial in Dubbo in 2021.

“Getting your period should not be a barrier to education,” Mr Saunders said.

“I want young women across our region to feel comfortable in knowing they have access to free sanitary products when they need, in their school.

“Evidence shows that providing sanitary items has a very positive impact on educational engagement and attainment, so we know this program is going to make a huge difference to the education of our students.”

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the Liberal and Nationals Government have delivered what many young women have been calling for.

“This statewide rollout of period products will ensure our young women have the support they need, with dignity and without barriers, as they continue their education journey,” Ms Taylor said.

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