Policy

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Country

China

Region

northern Shanxi, central Hubei province and Anhui province

Organisation Location

Regional

Date of Introduction

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Description

This policy sets out to increase the availability and affordability of menstrual hygiene products for women and girls with limited access, and for other purposes. The legislation would:
– Allow individuals to buy menstrual hygiene products with money they contribute to their flexible spending accounts.
– Provide a refundable tax credit to low-income individuals who regularly use menstrual hygiene products.
– Allow grant funds from the Emergency Food and Shelter Grant Program, which can be used by homeless assistance providers for essential household items, to be used for menstrual hygiene products.
– Require each state to provide menstrual hygiene products to female inmates and detainees, at no cost and on demand, as a condition of receiving funds from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.
– Direct the Secretary of Labor to require employers with 100 or more employees to provide menstrual hygiene products to their employees free of charge.