Doctors call for sanitary products to be free

It’s time to end 'period poverty' and move towards a gender-equal world, says RANZCOG president Dr Vijay Roach

Obstetricians and gynaecologists are calling on the Federal Government to take steps to end ‘period poverty’ by making tampons and pads free.

RANZCOG says more than three million Australians live below the poverty line, and more than half this number are women and girls who have recurring costs of menstruation no matter what their financial situation.

President Dr Vijay Roach says the college is calling for government action to enable women and girls free access to sanitary products, as the world