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New Scottish Law Makes Period Products Free for All

Period products are seen in a supermarket in Dunbar, Scotland. 

Period products are seen in a supermarket in Dunbar, Scotland. 

Photographer: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

London (AP) -- A law has taken effect in Scotland to ensure period products are available free of charge to anyone who needs them.

The Scottish government said it became the first in the world to legally protect the right to access free period products when its Period Products Act came into force Monday.