Scotland is set to become the first country in the world to make feminine hygiene items free to all. The Scottish Parliament has passed a first vote to make tampons and sanitary pads free at designated public places including community centers, youth clubs and pharmacies. The Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill was proposed by Scottish MP Monica Lennon who first submitted a draft proposal in 2017. The measure will cost about $47.5 million annually.
In 2018, Scotland became the first country in the world to provide feminine care products in schools, colleges and unversities.