Scotland’s Quest to End ‘Period Poverty’

Scotland’s Quest to End ‘Period Poverty’

Skimm This - February 27, 2020 - 12:53

Scotland is about to make your ‘time of the month’ a lot easier on your wallet. It will soon become the first country to make tampons and pads free and available for everyone. We’ll explain how that policy aims to tackle the ‘period poverty’ affecting girls and women around the world. Meanwhile, a patient in California has been diagnosed with coronavirus – aka COVID-19. And this case is raising questions about the way the US government is testing for the disease. We’ll tell you why. Also on the show: measuring how companies ‘go green,’ and why seagulls can’t get enough of your lunch.

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