Catalan pharmacies hand out free reusable period products

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Move by Spanish regional government to tackle period poverty will benefit about 2.5m people

The Catalonia region of Spain has begun providing free reusable menstrual cups, period underwear and cloth pads at pharmacies, in one of the first initiatives of its kind in the world.

The programme is part of a drive by the regional government to reduce period poverty after a survey found 44% of women using menstruation products in Catalonia could not afford their first-choice product and 23% said they had to reuse items designed for single use.

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