It is official, the accessibility of free tampons is one of the more recent laws put into effect. Feminine Hygiene products will now be available for free in Schools, Jails, and Shelters.
Bill de Blasio made the statement of “These laws recognize that feminine hygiene products are a necessity—not a luxury.”
Indeed they are not a luxury. Women spend approximately $18,741 over the course of their lifetimes. This cost includes the monthly cost for pain relievers, heat pads, new underwear due to stains, acne medication, birth control and or tampons, menstrual cups and pads.
The average women has her period for 3-7 days from the 13—51 years of age, this makes the total amount of 456 periods over 38 years or 2,280 days of bleeding. Bleeding that not one of them can control.