Sat, February 16, 2019 - 07:32

A lot of students find it difficult to make their loans cover all things that we need. Recent findings show that almost half the girls in Yorkshire and the Humberside struggle to be able to afford sanitary products, and have had to use makeshift sanitary wear. I think it's important that we help students and young women get access to the sanitary items they need by having free sanitary packs available in the student union, where they can pick up some free products discreetly if stuck.

Also, condoms should be free and available in the student union also. Some students can't afford the extra expense for contraception, but it's important students have access to it as a means of protection not only for reducing the chances of getting pregnant, but also to reduce the likelihood of contracting STIs.

19/03/2018 - I am absolutely delighted to announce that HUU today launched FREE sanitary packs for anyone who needs them in an emergency!

The packs are discreetly packaged and contain 2 tampons and 1 sanitary pad - We have also made packs just containing sanitary pads to ensure they are inclusive to all.

These packs can be obtained by asking at HUU Reception!

In regards to free contraception, HUU does offer free safe sex packs as a legacy of the SHAG Campaign in Feb - These are located in the gender neutral & Asylum toilets. Unfortunately we cannot keep up with demand and are restricted by local services as to how many packs we can have per week. We do try and keep the dispensers filled - We would like people to be considerate when helping themselves and not abuse the service!!

Thank you so much for submitting this idea, I am over the moon to have been able to complete this for you!

by Jennie Watts

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