In this article:
- Who are period products available to?
- What period products are available?
- A dispenser is running low on period products. What can I do?
- Where do King’s period products come from?
- Are tampons safe to use?
- Where can I find period products on campus?
Period products are available to all those who menstruate.
Sanitary pads and tampons are available for when you’re caught short.
Please email us to flag that period products are running low at a particular location. We’ll then top them up as soon as possible. We monitor locations regularly to try to avoid dispensers running out.
We use Hey Girls products and dispensers. Hey Girls is an award-winning period product social enterprise. All Hey Girls products are biodegradable or recyclable, making them a sustainable choice.
Hey Girls has a ‘buy one give one’ operating model. This means they donate one product for every product we purchase, which helps reduce the impact of period poverty in the UK.
To learn more about Hey Girls’ social enterprise, read their blog What is Buy One Give One?
Hey Girls tampons are made from 100% unbleached organic cotton, which studies have shown is the safest material for tampons.
In very rare cases, tampon use has been associated with toxic shock syndrome. To learn more, please visit NHS Toxic shock syndrome.
Period products are available across our campuses in female, gender-neutral and accessible toilets.
To find out where gender-neutral toilets are available on campus, please see the Gender Neutral Washrooms Locations map. Where there are no gender-neutral facilities nearby, they'll be available in accessible toilets.
Use the following location guides to learn where you can access period products across King’s campuses.