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Opinion | More needs to be done for access to menstruation products, period

Opinion | More needs to be done for access to menstruation products, period

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist

March 4, 2020

New legislation is necessary, but until government support of free menstrual products becomes more uniform, institutions such as schools, park centers and even businesses should step in to provide. Doing so might hopefully bring more exposure to the issue and encourage large-scale change.

Public health students lobby in Harrisburg for menstrual products

Lauren Risser, Kathleen Koesarie and Samantha Totoni (left to right) speak at Harrisburg on Tuesday to lobby for a bill that would require free menstrual products in Pennsylvania higher education facilities.

By Charlotte Pearse, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Three public health graduate students went to Harrisburg Tuesday with State Rep. Sara Innamorato to lobby for a free menstrual products bill.

Pitt institutes menstrual products in bathrooms around campus

Women’s bathrooms in the Cathedral of Learning, the William Pitt Union, Posvar Hall and several other buildings on campus now contain dispensers stocked with free menstrual products.

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

October 11, 2019

Pitt facilities management installed new menstrual product dispensers in 23 women’s bathrooms in nine different buildings on campus in September.

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