In New Hampshire schools, students will soon have access to free pads and tampons
Students in New Hampshire won't have to worry about not having access to pads and tampons thanks to new state legislation. Free pads and tampons will now be required in all gender-neutral and girl's bathrooms in public middle and high schools in the state. "Providing menstrual hygiene products in public school restrooms is long overdue," said state Sen. Martha Hennessey, the prime sponsor of the bill. "Cost and stigma can cause a lack of access to these products for New Hampshire students, which negatively impacts their productivity and attendance and makes it harder to focus on classes."