Access to Menstrual Products Across Los Angeles County

Access to Menstrual Products Across Los Angeles County

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Why this petition matters

This campaign aims to ensure access to menstrual products at any publicly accessible restroom located within the geographic boundaries of Los Angeles County for those who need them without disruption in their daily routine.    

Menstruation is a normal, healthy, natural phenomenon that occurs monthly during the entirety of adolescent and adult lifetimes of those with a uterus (women, transgender males, non-binary people). The subject of menstruation has long been taboo. This is a call to the County Supervisors to promote true gender equality by promoting menstrual health and equity in Los Angeles County at work or in any public place. 


Women in low-income communities in Los Angeles County living below the federally determined poverty line often face economic inequality. They are at a significant disadvantage as they are often unable to afford the cost of menstrual products. Efforts to reduce "Period Poverty" in these communities will empower women, improve their health, and ultimately bring a broader sense of gender equality and a healthier society. The County Supervisors must make a commitment to end "Period Poverty" for the residents of low socioeconomic communities by promoting equitable access to menstrual products. 

The County must make sure that menstrual products are available free of charge in every restroom at a county-owned premise. In addition, the County must mandate that menstrual products are readily accessible (optionally for free or for a charge) at all restrooms located in any privately-owned premise that serves the public, for visitors, customers, and their employees. 

“Periods” embarrassment and humiliation must stop. Access to safe and effective period products must be provided so that menstruation is managed with dignity. Period products must be recognized as a necessity; they are not luxuries and must be made readily available in every restroom just like toilet paper, tissues, napkins, seat covers and soap. 

The Supervisors should advocate that periods are natural to humans and make every effort possible to make sure that Los Angeles is a period friendly County. It is incumbent upon the County Supervisors to adopt policies that foster menstrual awareness and to ensure access to menstrual products when the need arises. 

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