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Sweden's Left Party calls for free tampons and pads for under-20-year-olds

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Published: 16.Aug.2018 11:02 hrs

Sweden's Left Party on Thursday called for free menstrual hygiene products for all girls and women under 20 years old.

The party estimates that the cost of the project would be around 300 million kronor (approximately $32 million) to subsidize the products, which according to its calculations cost women around 500 kronor each per year.

"Young people should not feel that there is a taboo around periods. Nor should periods be a question of social class," the party wrote in a statement setting out the plan.

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