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Schools in Oregon Have Started Adding Menstrual Products to Boys Bathrooms

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Schools in Oregon Have Started Adding Menstrual Products to Boys Bathrooms

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Schools in Oregon have started adding menstrual products to boys bathroom after the Menstrual Dignity Act was signed into law.

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A TikTok video shared online has shown that schools in Oregon are adding menstrual products to all bathrooms.

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According to the Daily Mail, it comes after the Menstrual Dignity Act was signed into law by Governor Kate Brown back in 2021.

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With schools having until 2023 to follow the law, it requires all elementary, middle and high schools to offer menstrual products in all bathrooms.

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The outlet reports that the law states: “All education providers shall install in every bathroom at least one dispenser that does not require coins or money.”

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The outlet reports that the video shared online showed a tampon dispenser inside of a boys bathroom.

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A suggestion that some schools have begun the process of adding menstrual products to all bathrooms.

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A statement from Portland Public Schools back in 2021 explained that instructions on how to use the menstrual products would be included in bathrooms as well.

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It also additionally stated: “Beyond providing products, this program reminds us that all PPS schools must provide education on growth, development, and puberty that includes menstrual health. Additionally, the Health and Adapted/Physical Education team is providing all K-12 schools with basic lessons around the four pillars of Menstrual Dignity including Privacy, Inclusivity, Access, and Education.”

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“This education, like all PPS growth and development lessons, is always positive, taught without shame, and is accessible to students of all genders and all abilities.”

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