Implementing a Free Menstrual Product Program – Aunt Flow

Implementing a Free Menstrual Product Program

Throughout 2018 and 2019, 5 states in America passed legislation requiring middle schools and high schools to offer freely accessible menstrual products in the bathrooms. New York was the first state to require all schools to provide free tampons and pads in school bathrooms. California, Illinois, New Hampshire, and Tennessee quickly followed the lead. Nova Scotia and London, Ontario in Canada have both considered allocating funds to implement these basic necessities. 


With more movement in the industry, there has become an increase in demand for bulk menstrual products and menstrual product dispensers that do not operate with coins, but rather dispense products for free. 

Both the product and the dispensers come at a cost to schools, thus the decision on which brand and dispenser to use is a critical choice.

We thought it would be beneficial to lay out all of the information in one place to do the comparison. 

 

BULK TAMPON OPTIONS


AUNT FLOW®

TAMPAX/NATURELLE

Ingredients 

100% organic cotton

Rayon, Synthetics,

 Bleached w/Chlorine

Biodegradable

Yes

Yes

Insertion

Smooth-Tip for Easy Insertion

“Muffin Top” resulting in uncomfortable insertion

Applicator

Cardboard

Cardboard

Absorbency

Regular

Regular

Certified, Woman-Owned

YES

NO

Compatible

ESTROGEN Aunt Flow® Dispenser

Hospeco Dispenser

Donations

For every 10 tampons sold, Aunt Flow donates one back to a menstruator in need

No reported donations per order placed

 

FEMININE HYGIENE  TAMPONS

FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS


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BULK SANITARY PAD OPTIONS


AUNT FLOW®

GUARD PADS

Ingredients 

100% organic cotton

Rayon, Synthetics,

 Bleached w/Chlorine

Waste

Thin envelope

Thin envelope, cardboard box

Thickness

Thin

Very Thick

Wings

YES

NO

Rewetting (Can you feel your menstrual fluid?)

NO

YES

Certified, Woman-Owned

YES

NO

Compatible

ESTROGEN Aunt Flow® Dispenser

Hospeco Dispenser

Donations

For every 10 tampons sold, Aunt Flow donates one back to a menstruator in need

No reported donations per order placed



SANITARY NAPKINS

SANITARY NAPKINS
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FREE-VEND MENSTRUAL PRODUCT DISPENSERS


ESTROGEN Aunt Flow® Dispenser

Converting a 

Coin Machine

Hospeco Evogen

Capacity

108 tampons / 50 pads

20 tampons / 12 pads

22 tampons / 16 pads

Reloading Time

Less than 20 seconds using Cartridges

60+ seconds, reload piece-by-piece

60+ seconds, reload piece-by-piece

Time Delay to Reduce Overuse

Mechanical

None

Electrical

Needs Batteries?

NO

NO

YES

Warranty?

Lifetime Warranty

None

None

Product Compatibility

Aunt Flow® Patent-Pending Cartridges

Tampax/Naturelle + Guard

Tampax/Naturelle + Guard

Installation

Included

Not Included

Not Included

General Cost

$300

$25 piece + labor

$300-$800 + labor

 

FEMININE HYGIENE DISPENSER

EVOGEN HOSPECO DISPENSER

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