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NYU’s Menstrual Hygiene Products Program Is a Step in the Right Direction

NYU’s Menstrual Hygiene Products Program Is a Step in the Right Direction

By Cara Zambrano, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The university’s initiative to provide free menstrual hygiene products in restrooms brings NYU one step closer to creating a more inclusive academic environment. This intiative should be mimicked by other institutions.

Removing Financial Menace from Menstruation

Removing Financial Menace from Menstruation

By Téa Kvetenadze, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

NYU students have created a petition that urges the university to provide free menstrual hygiene products in all restrooms on campus.

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.

Free Tampons Could Be on Their Way to NYU

Free Tampons Could Be on Their Way to NYU

By Diamond Naga Siu, Deputy News Editor

March 23, 2016


Filed under City News, News, University News

Twenty-five New York City public schools will soon begin offering free tampons in bathrooms in a movement to increase access to essential care. Now some are urging NYU to do the same.

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.