Some people need menstrual products, and some people don’t.
May as well make them free and available to everybody who might need them, just like toilet paper.
In a campus-wide email, Nguyen explained the reasoning behind the decision: “There’s been a lot of conversation about why pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury, but not a lot of action.” Specifically, he wanted to make sure the products were available for free, given that “low-income students struggle with having the necessary funding for food,” and he didn’t want them to have to worry about being able to buy these items as well.
What’s more, students all the gender spectrum may need access to these products, no matter what bathroom they prefer to use.
Now its come to really impact upon my life and I genuinely see no way out of my problem (although I have begun to look into hypnotherapy).
I did see a doctor about it but I always feel they dont quite understand as they send me to see gynaecologists (which i end up never going to).
Okay another factor is that you may not be pushing the tampon in far enough.
Cardboard applicators aren't as comfortable to insert, but they are better for the environment.A 44-year-old Arkansas woman is now behind bars after Walmart employees found her trying on tampons and sanitary pads in the feminine care aisle.Cheryl Woolery, a Springdale, Arkansas resident, was led out of the store in handcuffs after her resisting arrest turned into a bloody mess.This needs to stop.” Now, in order to ease the financial burden on female students, which Lindlar said can cost a woman £18,000 for around 11,000 of the products over a lifetime, the sabbatical officer has managed to order hundreds of tampons and towels which are being made available free of charge for Birmingham student on the first floor of the Guild and also at the Advice and Representation Centre.Calling after other universities, Lindlar added in the blog post: “I urge other unions to follow suit and provide free sanitary products to their students.” The University of Sussex Students’ Union currently hands out free sanitary products every Wednesday and, last year, the University of East Anglia Students’ Union announced it was going ‘profit free’ on the ‘essential’ and ‘crucial’ products by selling them at the price they’re bought in at. Another reason a tampon could be painful for you to insert or wear is maybe a vaginal infection, STD, or maybe there is an injury around your vulva or the inner walls of your vagina.