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Free period products for nurses: should employers provide them?

Limited toilet breaks and staffing pressures complicate menstruation at work. Healthcare unions want sanitary products to be free and easily available for all staff

Limited toilet breaks and staffing pressures complicate menstruation at work. Healthcare unions want sanitary products to be free and easily available for all staff

Healthcare unions have called for sanitary products to be free and easily available to staff.

The RCN and the British Medical Association have both made calls for free period products, as nurses speak out about their anxiety about dealing with menstruation at work.

Nursing Standard readers have their say.

Rachel Kent is a mental health nurse in London

Annoying periods at inconvenient times seem to be the norm.

Providing the products may help, but for me the issue hasn’t been accessibility of products but rather the opportunity

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