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Schools to Place Tampons in Boys’ Restrooms This Year

Schools in Oregon will soon be required to place period products in both boys and girls restrooms.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed the Menstrual Dignity Act into law in 2021, requiring all schools — elementary, middle, and high schools — to place period products in all bathrooms with instructions on how to use them.

During the 2021-22 school year, the Portland Public School (PPS) board began a phased approach to the legislation by placing free, accessible menstrual products in female and all-gender bathrooms in comprehensive high schools, says a PPS release.

These efforts are being expanded in the 2022-23 school year by placing period products in all bathrooms “in every PPS building where education occurs.” Read more…

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