Perak intends to install sanitary napkin vending machines in primary schools to combat period poverty among teenagers and women in the B40 age range in the state.
Salbiah Mohamed, head of the State Women, Family, Social Welfare, and Entrepreneur Development Committee, stated that such a facility is necessary because many young girls are now getting their first period at a young age.
It is imperative that we determine whether or not the education department of the state supplies sanitary pads to pupils. And we will start exploring potential sites for the machines. She also welcomes any business that wants to take a socially responsible approach to this matter.