WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Free feminine hygiene products will now be available in the majority of West Lafayette city bathrooms.
This includes park restrooms, the new city hall and West Lafayette public schools.
A resolution passed Monday night at West Lafayette City Council in favor of making tampons and sanitary napkins as readily available as toilet paper and soap.
As we previously reported, Kathy Parker and Shannon Kang, both West Lafayette city council members, helped spark this conversation.
Purdue adopted its version of this resolution at the end of January.
West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis said he's happy the city is moving forward with this idea.
"People from my generation, we find it relatively awkward to talk about personal hygiene habits, but it takes bold people like Kathy and Shannon to be able to take that to the forefront," said Dennis.
Kang said freethetampons.org inspired her to bring this to the council.
Its goal is to drive demand for freely-accessible tampons and pads in restrooms outside the home.