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Feminine Hygiene Product Pilot Program Launches at City Hall

In conjunction with Women’s Equality Day on August 26, Mayor Nancy Rotering announced the City’s new pilot program to outfit City Hall public restrooms with dispensers of free feminine hygiene products for those visiting and conducting business at City Hall. It is expected that the program will expand to all City-owned public restrooms and the Mayor has urged other local government bodies and local businesses to adopt such a program at their facilities. 

“This program promotes dignity and respect for women by allowing them access to feminine care products,” said Mayor Nancy Rotering. “Feminine hygiene products are a basic part of women’s health and are as necessary as toilet paper. It’s time to remove the social stigma and economic barriers around menstruation, a factor for more than half of the population at one time or another.”

In 2013, the United Nations declared that menstrual hygiene is a basic health and human rights issue.

For more information, please contact the City at 847.926.1043 or hgarard@cityhpil.com.