Two Memphis lawmakers are sponsoring legislation requiring schools to make feminine hygiene products available to girls for free.

State Sen. Sara Kyle and Rep. G.A. Hardaway, both Memphis Democrats, are carrying SB1046 and HB1483 in an effort to meet the needs of students and ensure they have hygiene products at school, especially for emergency situations.

“Let me tell you what happens to girls who need these products and can’t afford them. They’re not coming to school. It hurts their education,” Kyle said. “I could tell you plenty of stories in Memphis where girls just simply will not come to school.”

Read the rest of the article here.