The state of New York has given out an order to all public middle and high schools across the state that they should make available feminine hygiene products in the school restrooms for the girls.
This announcement was made by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. He said the state government will now require that free menstrual products are provided in restrooms for people in grades six through 12.
A similar piece of legislation was passed in 2016, requiring that New York City public schools provide menstrual products to students, but this is the first legislation of its kind to be passed statewide.
“Menstrual products are as necessary as toilet paper and soap, but can be one expense too many for struggling families,” Cuomo tweeted.