Oregon public schools putting feminine products in all K-12 bathrooms regardless of gender

Instructions on how to use tampons and pads will be posted in all bathrooms in Portland Public Schools

Updated: May 6, 2022 - 9:22am

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Oregon public schools are being required to provide feminine products, and reportedly how-to-use instructions, in all K-12 bathrooms regardless of gender, in accordance with a law signed last year by Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.

A 2021 statement from Portland Public Schools and obtained by Fox News details how the Menstrual Dignity Act would be implemented in that school system.

"Starting next year (2022-2023), products will be available in all restrooms (male, female and all-gender) in every PPS building where education occurs," the statement read. 

The school system says it has ordered 500 feminine product dispensers to "ensure timely compliance" and that the dispensers have been installed in all elementary and middle school girls' restrooms and more will be installed in all remaining bathrooms, including boys' restrooms, next year, Fox also reports.


Instructions on how to use tampons and pads will be posted in all bathrooms, a source told the news outlet

As part of the statewide initiative, the Oregon Department of Education in March issuing a "Menstrual Dignity for Students" toolkit that includes instructions on how to use menstrual products, segments on faculty and staff training and guidance on "menstruation-positive" language for families. 

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