NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Students at a university in Virginia are pushing the school’s leaders to provide free tampons and other menstrual products.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the efforts by students at Christopher Newport University in Newport News are part of a larger movement around the country. The efforts include removing obstacles to getting menstrual products on campus.
Christopher Newport University has a local chapter of the organization called PERIOD. It’s a national nonprofit that advocates for women on menstrual issues.
It has started a petition that asks the school to provide what they say are basic necessities and to “end period poverty.”