Menstrual Hygiene Products, Access to

The American Academy of Family Physicians recognizes menstrual hygiene products as medical necessities; access to these products is a gender equality issue with public health and human rights implications. Public restrooms should provide patrons with access to menstrual hygiene products (for purchase at a reasonable price or free of charge). Menstrual hygiene supplies should be provided free of charge to individuals who are incarcerated or detained in prison or detention facilities. (Dec. 2019 BOD)