At the request of the Students Union (SUB) and the Equal Opportunity Department (AfC), free menstrual articles will be made available for the first time across the board at the University of Bern this fall semester. The menstrual article dispensers are installed in various university buildings and will be available from mid-September.
More than half of the students at the University of Bern menstruate and are therefore dependent on menstrual articles.
Menstruation is still a taboo subject in society today and is often associated with disgust, shame and silence. Therefore, it is time to include the topic in the public debate, especially in the context of public educational institutions such as the University of Bern.