Traveling through Canada? Don’t be surprised if you find tampons available in restrooms marked for men. A new law goes into effect in Canada on Dec. 15: All restrooms, regardless of gender, must provide menstrual products. The new law specifies that this is to make sure menstruating employees can use the toilet that “best reflects their gender.”
The exact wording from the government of Canada:
Menstrual products in all toilet rooms
“The regulations specify that menstrual products must be in all toilet rooms, regardless of their marked genders. This means that every female-identified, male-identified and all gender toilet rooms will need to have menstrual products. Unrestricted access to menstrual products better protects menstruating employees and makes sure that they feel safe to use the toilet room that best reflects their gender.
“Employers must also make sure a covered container for disposal of menstrual products is provided. A disposal container must be placed in each toilet room that has one toilet. In rooms with multiple toilets, a disposal container must be in each toilet stall.”
The full description of the new regulation is at this government of Canada link.