Campaign Seeks Free Tampons In Public Restrooms As The Norm

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A marketing executive has started a movement that she and others hope will result in free tampons and pads in all public restrooms.

Columbus, Ohio resident Nancy Kramer created a non-profit called Free The Tampons Foundation to bring the message of free tampons at airports, schools, parks and other public places, saying restrooms outside the home should offer them just like toilet paper. “Whoever pays for the toilet paper should pay for the tampons and pads as well,” Kramer told KCBS Radio on Monday.

Kramer said the first time she saw free tampons in a restroom was in corporate offices of Apple Computer in 1982. “I thought, ‘Why don’t we have this in every restroom?’” she said.

According to a survey commissioned by Free The Tampons Foundation, more than 3 out of four women have started their period unexpectedly in public without the supplies they…

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