Mensuration is a natural process and is a very important part of female health and hygiene. To tackle the area of Hygiene, the Schools have come up with a plan. The pilot plan will provide the students from 6th grade onwards with free tampons.
The mayor of Boston, as well as the administration of Boston, has given a joint decision for the provision of menstrual products in schools. A budget of 100,000 dollars has been set aside for bringing this purpose only. There are 77 BPS schools in the district of Boston.
Mayor Malty Walsh said that this conduct was to bring equity. This act was also to show equal facilities to both the genders, as per their needs. This will show the government has no bias for any particular gender.
According to a survey conducted all across the United States, every one girl in five girls gets affected due to non-availability of tampons at schools. They either have to leave early or not come at all during their mensuration. This experimental trial is to make sure that getting an education is as feasible to female students as to male students.
The tampons and mensural products will be available with the nurses in the schools who will further share these supplies with the teachers if needed for the convenience of the students in the schools. This will help them not deviate their focus, as it will free them of the struggle and embarrassment of looking for the product in emergency cases.
Laura Perillie, the Interim Superintendent of the state of Boston has appreciated this act conducted by the state government. She says that having these supplies or mensural products in the school will encourage girls to stay focused during their classes and will have a positive impact on their overall studies.
This experimental trial will encourage girls to take part in co-curricular activities. The provision of these supplies on campus will make them feel more confident and empowered while taking part in physical activities.
The Mayor Malty Walsh has mentioned making this speculation the part for the Economical year 2020. Thus, this policy will not only be an experimental trial from 2020 onwards but will become practically implementable by law.
This conduct of the Mayor of Boston has inspired many and as a result, the state of Brookline has also taken a quite similar initiative. The schools in Brookline have concluded that Menstrual supplies i.e. tampons and pads as important as any other hygiene product. They say that these supplies should be the part of public bathrooms and bathrooms at schools as soap, hand wash, toilet paper and other hygienic.
The student from the public school of Brookline wrote against Period Shamming in the school Newspaper. She pondered on the point that topics like Menstruation or periods need to stop being a taboo. She wants menstruation to be referred to as a normal body activity and cherished as a part of womanhood, rather than being disgusted.
The Government is now trying to pass a bill that makes sure the supplies of all the menstrual, hygiene products in the prisons and shelters all across the United States.