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Bill to propose free menstrual products in school restrooms across Utah

The Period Project, a movement dedicated to putting free menstrual products in school restrooms across Utah, held a rally on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning as lawmakers were gathered for interim meetings.During the rally, Rep. Karianne Lisonbee (R-Clearfield) announced she would sponsor a bill to use public and private funding to put period productions in all high schools and junior high schools. 


Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson told rally attendees that she’s “really happy we’re starting to get rid of the stigma around periods. It’s about dang time.”


Advocates say one in five girls can’t afford period products, and nearly seven in ten of them have missed school because of it.


Henderson says Gov. Spencer Cox supports the bill, which has not been publicly released yet. The general legislative session begins January 18.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!