Menstrual products become more accessible

Limestone Learning Foundation
Menstrual products become more accessible
Posted on 01/29/2021
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Limestone District School Board schools will offer free menstrual hygiene products to students to remove barriers and ensure equitable access for all.

All female washrooms and gender-neutral washrooms in Limestone schools will be equipped with menstrual hygiene products in easily accessible locations for students in Grades 7 to 12. Access to products for additional grades will follow.

The products are free to students. Students may take items for use at school, or at home, as needed.

Menstrual hygiene products have been available in schools for many years, however, student feedback indicated the availability of products wasn't always known, nor were they easily accessible. 

Access to menstrual products can be a barrier for many students. Studies show that one in seven young women and non-binary people in Canada will miss some school because they don't have access to pads and tampons, largely because they cannot bear the financial burden of purchasing their own. Other times, students forget to plan ahead or find themselves in an emergency situation.

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The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.