France will reimburse the cost of reusable menstrual products for women under 25 years of age from 2024, a measure designed to combat the precariousness of young people in the run-up to International Women’s Day (March 8).
The initiative was announced Monday by French Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne in an interview on France 5 television channel in which she considered it “unthinkable” that there are people in France who cannot have access to such basic items.
“We are going to implement a Social Security reimbursement for reusable period protections from 2024 for all young women under 25 years of age,” the politician indicated.
The reimbursement will only affect those products purchased in pharmacies, but no prescription or medical order will be required.
In 2021, France had already implemented the free distribution of this type of hygiene items in universities and student residences.