Virginia Senate passes bill for schools to provide menstrual products

ALEXANDRIA, VA - JULY 11: Alexis Lacks, 34, left, and Mariah Smith, 20, center, discuss menstrual products dropped of by the non-profit BRAWS at Friends of Guest House, a residential re-entry program for female non-violent offenders, in Alexandria, V

The Virginia Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday requiring public schools to include free menstrual products in their bathrooms.

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Senate Bill 232 applies to schools that educate fifth-to-12th graders.

According to the Virginia Department of Education, this encompasses 132 school districts and almost over 630,000 female students.