Reusable feminine hygiene offered for free in schools
Mooncup has announced its reusable menstrual cup is being available free of charge to pupils of all state schools and colleges in England as part of a new Department for Education scheme.
The move marks the first time that environmentally-friendly and plastic free products are being offered as a free option in schools in England, alongside traditional disposable pads and tampons.
Kath Clements, Company Director of Mooncup, commented: “We are excited to be working with phs and the Department for Education to provide sustainable period products to young people across England. Based on our experience of working with the sexual health and wellbeing charity, Brook, we know that young people find the cost-effectiveness of menstrual cups particularly appealing, as well as their convenience and low environmental impact.
“Our goal from day one has been to make menstruation as positive an experience as it can possibly be. We hope that this initiative, and the conversation around it, will help in continuing to break the taboo around periods, as well as giving young people access to information about all their menstrual product options.”