NH House passes ‘period poverty’ bill
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A bill to require New Hampshire schools to provide free feminine hygiene products to students is on its way to the governor.
Dubbed the “period poverty” bill, it was spearheaded by 17-year-old Spaulding High School student Caroline Dillon of Rochester.
The House voted 211-135 on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would require all female and gender-neutral bathrooms in middle and high schools to stock free menstrual products. Supporters say lack of access to such products contributes to “period poverty” as girls whose families can’t afford the products stay at home, or miss class when they have to get the supplies from a school nurse.