Ann Arbor recognizes, as all cities and towns should, that having access to period products is a human and healthcare right.
On average it will cost a menstruator over $2,000 to purchase period products during their lifetime. This is not financially feasible for all.
"A study in St. Louis, Missouri published in 2019 found nearly two-thirds of low-income women could not afford the products at least once within the past year."
Not having access to period products affects access to education and work, which ultimately impacts a menstruators financial stability.
My only hope is that other cities and towns follow Ann Arbor's lead.