Date lodged: 2 August 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it considered offering reusable alternatives as part of its free feminine sanitary products pilot scheme; what the reasons were for not taking this approach, and whether it plans to keep this issue under review.
Answered by: Angela Constance 21 August 2017
Our pilot to provide free sanitary products to those from low income homes in Aberdeen offers an excellent opportunity to test which approaches are best able to reach those in greatest need in as dignified and sensitive a way as possible. A range of tampons, disposable and reusable sanitary towels and menstrual cups will be made available through the pilot.