Free Period Products Coming to Santa Clara County Restrooms
Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that menstrual products will now be provided for free in all Santa Clara County facilities.
The Santa Clara County supervisors voted unanimously to approve the plan on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, which will provide the free products in all public access and employees bathrooms of all genders at all county facilities.
Supervisor Cindy Chavez noted, “Menstrual equity is equal access to hygiene products. Hygiene products, including menstrual products are a necessity. Much like soap and toilet paper, if we did not have those readily and freely available we would be facing serious health consequences. There shouldn’t be any shame or stigma attached to menstruating or period products. It’s a natural bodily function.”