If you've been keeping up with feminine hygiene news, you'll know Scotland recently became the first country to make period products free to anyone who needs them.\nIn April 2019, British Columbia became the first province in Canada to require its schools to offer free tampons and pads to students. \nSo, where does Quebec stand in the fight to ensure menstrual products are readily available? \nEditor's Choice: A Montreal Clinic Announced It's Launching The First Psychedelic Therapy Program In Quebec\n\n\n“\n\n\nAfter all, are we questioning the relevance of providing toilet paper and soap in bathrooms?\n\n\nCatherine Fournier, MNA for Marie-Victorin \n\n\n\nOn Friday, the National Assembly of Quebec unanimously adopted a motion to study the possibility of making feminine hygiene products available free of charge in public institutions, including schools. \nThe motion was tabled by Catherine Fournier, MNA for Marie-Victorin. \n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Catherine Fournier (@cathfournierqc)\n"Being a woman [...] means having to pay for products that men never have to buy," Fournier said, noting that menstrual products can add up to thousands of dollars over the years.\n"For some women, this is the last straw in their budget. Studies show that young girls sometimes even miss school when they have their period because they don't have access to tampons, sanitary napkins or other products."\nFournier said the fact that the government has committed to studying the possibility of providing free period products in public institutions is "a great step forward for gender equality."