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Petition Expand the Free Menstrual Products Scheme to Universities

Since January 2020, the Department of Education has introduced a new scheme giving access to free menstrual products in state schools and colleges. The government has overlooked offering these products to students at English and Welsh universities. We urge the government to expand the scheme.

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Period poverty affects people who menstruate across England and Wales at university. Many students simply cannot afford these products on top of their tight budgets and therefore do not receive the full university experience and can fall behind their peers.

This petition urges the government to change the new scheme to include university students in England and Wales so they are not at a disadvantage. Our periods should not hinder our university experiences and we should have access to this scheme.

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