Rejected petition Get rid of the luxury tax on female sanitary products.

It is unfair that women have to pay a luxury tax for sanitary products when it is a basic health need. This should be recognised by the government as it is hard for many women to afford them.

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1 in 10 young women (ages 14-21) cannot afford the buy sanitary products at their current price. The luxury tax on sanitary products is 5%; in a lifetime, a woman may spend up to £1,500 on tampons and pads.

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