The call to end period poverty has been reignited after reports that a student at the University of the West of England spent her entire student loan on sanitary products to distribute to poorer students.
The Liberal Democrats demand that period poverty be put to rest. That is why Layla Moran, the Lib Dem Education spokesperson, tabled an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons last month calling for the Government to extend its policy on free sanitary products to primary schools, colleges, universities and NHS GP surgeries.
Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake said:
"No person should have to sacrifice their education, because they cannot afford sanitary protection, and no student should feel obliged to use their student loan to subsidise women facing period poverty. That is why the Liberal Democrats have been fighting to end period poverty for years— so that menstrual cycles do not dictate lives.
"The Conservative Government must help women across the UK by expanding the promise for sanitary products in secondary schools to primary schools, colleges and universities alike."