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First US City to Require All Public Restrooms to Carry Menstruation Products

2021-11-18

Ann Arbor, MI will require all public restrooms in the city to carry menstrual products under a new ordinance that takes effect in January.

It means pads and tampons, as well as soap and toilet paper, will have to be available for free in every public restroom throughout the Michigan city.

"We as a society, for too long, have not taken menstruation seriously," Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor told NPR. "Access to menstrual products is a fundamental human necessity."

Find out more about this ordinance here

Corporate Author: Joe Hernandez 

Publication Year: 2021

URL: https://www.npr.org/2021/11/18/1056964746/ann-arbor-michigan-tampons-menstrual-products?t=1637579489805