The Menstrual Dignity Act (HB 3294, 2021) The Menstrual Dignity Act (HB 3294, 2021) requires free menstrual products to be provided for all students, K-12, in all public school buildings in Oregon.
Menstruators that got their period in public without notice.
Menstruators that missed school at least once due to their periods.
Students that left class at least once to get menstrual products.
Access to menstrual products is a basic human right. With the passage of Oregon Menstrual Equity Bill: The Menstrual Dignity Act (HB 3294, 2021), Oregon has joined the growing list of states that are making menstrual hygiene products more accessible. Your school or organization can help make a difference by making sure students have access to the quality products they need.
"Risking getting in trouble by texting a friend during class, having to discreetly get up and find [a pad or tampon], or asking random people in the hallways all take away from valuable class time." - Dixie, High School Student
1 in 4 girls missed class due to a lack of access to menstrual products and 1 in 5 reported not being able to afford menstrual products. This has become an educational equity issue.
Making a difference doesn't have to be difficult. Dotstash has created a frictionless process for Oregon state school administrators and facilities managers to achieve menstrual equity compliance. Dotstash is here to help you with the following:
Our vending units are designed to make products available "out in the open". Perfect for classrooms, bathrooms, offices and common areas.
Dotstash is making quality, organic menstrual products available for Oregon schools grades K through 12 the next academic school year. Pre-order today!
This toolkit was created in partnership with the ODE Menstrual Dignity Advisory Group, the Office of Representative Ricki Ruiz, the ODE Sexuality Education Steering Committee, the ODE Office of Indian Education, the OHA Adolescent and School Health Program, and all the students and community members who testified in support of this bill during legislative session.