Someone said :
Tampons are a lot cheaper than a pack of cigarettes and periods happen once a month. Is every woman going to be entitled to free tampons every month.Must the state pay for everything- after this recession there is going to be a lot less largesse from a much diminished tax take base (and no I am not a misogynist)
Once a month?
Did you flank biology?
Once a month-ish does not mean 1 day a month.
Some women will need only 3 to 5 tampons/pads/towels over 2 days, some may need 5 a day for 8 days. And some have them every 21 days, other haven't longer cycles up to 35 days.
Consider homeless people, people on a very tight income. It is not that cheap. It's not like its a choice!