Oregon now requires public schools to provide feminine hygiene products in the boys bathrooms, and some parents are concerned.
The “Menstrual Dignity Act” was passed last year by the Democrat-controlled Oregon legislature and signed by Governor Kate Brown.
The law requires that all Oregon public schools provide free menstrual products like tampons and pads in boys and all-gender restrooms, as well as in girls restrooms by the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Menstrual products, as well as instructions on how to use them, will be placed in all school bathrooms, including at elementary schools.
“This act was passed last year without parental or taxpayer input and parents still haven’t been informed by the schools about what’s happening,” Kori Gilmore, a mom of two elementary school boys in the Medford School