17 February 2017

The next victory for menstrual rights in New York is expected to come at the state level. In May, the state legislature approved a bill to remove all taxes on menstrual products, according to the New York Times, and Governor Cuomo is expected to sign the bill into law later this year. Laws like these serve to push back against cultural taboos around menstruation. “For too long, we’ve kept silent about menstrual periods, and that silence has hurt our young people,” said First Lady Chirlane McCray in the release. “Young women hear far too many negative messages about their bodies. I’m so proud our city has chosen to send such a decisively positive one.”

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