New York City Now Required to Provide Menstrual Products for Girls in School
The Governor announced via Twitter
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Providing free access to these products will hopefully lessen the stigma around periods and ensure that no girl is made uncomfortable or shamed because of her biology.
"The Governor and the Women and Girls Council know that knowledge is power and we applaud the inclusion of the "Be Informed-Be Aware" module in the Executive's Budget Proposal. Giving young people the tools they need to have healthy, safe relationship benefits all New Yorkers. It is key to give all youth access to medically accurate, age-appropriate learning regardless of where they live. We look forward to working with the Governor and the Council to make this a reality," said President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts Robin Chappelle Golston in a statement.
We are happy to see New York State makes moves toward empowering girls!