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Period Equality in Education

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We’re fighting for period equality

One in 10 young women are unable to afford period products, according to research from children’s charity Plan International UK. What’s more, independent research has suggested that the inability to access period products can have a detrimental impact on learners’ attendance and academic achievement.

phs is working with educational organisations across the UK to develop the best solution possible to providing free products to girls. Our purpose-designed free-vend dispenser was created in response to the growing period equality agenda and rise in demand from our customers. Free-vend machines are a real solution as installing these within washrooms gives females who need it instant and discreet access to period products.

We’re also working in partnership with the Department for Education to implement a new Period Product Provision programme which will ensure free period products are available to students who need them, in state-maintained schools and colleges in England. For more information, please click here.

We’ve created some useful resources, free for you to download and use in your school or college.


The poster give information on where students can access their free period products.

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period equality poster



We’ve created a brochure with further information on period equality, testimonials and our free coin vend.

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As part of our phs period equity initiative, we’ve commissioned new research into the experiences and opinions of girls surrounding period poverty and have launched an awareness-raising campaign.

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