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Spain to reduce value-added tax on feminine hygiene products to 4% from 10% as part of fiscal measures presented by the Minister of Finance; measure is estimated to have impact of €24M, set to be included in 2023 budget and also apply to contraceptives

Kansas attorney general proposes eliminating state's 6.5% sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products as a way to lessen inflation impacts; proposal's costs remain unclear but the attorney general cites Iowa's US$11.5M cost as a comparable estimate

Spain's finance minister indicates potential to negotiate lower VAT for menstrual items in 2023 budget after it was left out of the abortion law reform; community groups say taboos can delay action, but new data, other nations' actions can boost awareness

Texas Gov. Abbott signals support to remove taxes on menstrual products such as tampons, sanitary pads and pantyliners; Texas' comptroller, state senator also voice support after yearslong call by women's health advocates to remove 'tampon tax'

Inflation pushes up prices of period products in Africa, worsening period poverty and driving girls out of school; campaigners urge African countries to remove taxes on period products, provide free pads, washable liners and menstrual cups to schoolgirls

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