Charities tell HuffPost UK the need for free products has "at least doubled, if not tripled" in some parts of the country.
If £5 a month doesn't sound like much, just remember families in poverty don’t work in pounds, they work in pence, writer Sorrel Kinton says.
Government says scheme will begin in September after period poverty forced pupils to miss lessons.
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Rising living costs and low-paid or unstable jobs are trapping millions in a daily struggle to make ends meet, let alone buy menstrual products
Patients will no longer face the embarrassment of not being able to easily access sanitary pads and tampons.
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'Having sanitary products easily available in hospitals would save patients the embarrassment of being caught out at a time that is already stressful enough.'