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Free Menstrual Hygiene Products Not Always Available

Free Menstrual Hygiene Products Not Always Available

By Nicole Rosenthal, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

After NYU agreed to provide free feminine hygiene products, five out of six dispensers were found to be either empty or still charging 25 cents.

Students Push to Make Women’s Health at NYU a Priority

Students Push to Make Women’s Health at NYU a Priority

By Natasha Roy, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

After New York recently lifting the sales taxes on feminine hygiene products, some students are calling on NYU to begin supplying tampons and pads.

This NYU Student Is Fighting the Taboo Around Menstruation

This NYU Student Is Fighting the Taboo Around Menstruation

By Natalia Barr, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Features

A new student initiative is trying to break down stereotypes around menstruation with art and humor.

Tampon Taxes Bleed Women Dry

Tampon Taxes Bleed Women Dry

By Annie Cohen, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In all but a few states, feminine hygiene products like tampons and pads are subject to sales tax, while other necessary items related to health are not. But feminine products are mandatory for most women who want to maintain good health and hygiene, and therefore must be made more affordable.

FemmeCare drive highlights health issue

FemmeCare drive highlights health issue

By Carmen Russo, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under News, University News

An NYU student started a drive to collect feminine hygiene products for homeless women and girls in the NYC area.