The Tampon Tax

July 12, 2019
Karen Zraick, NY Times

Why are tampons taxed when Viagra isn’t? That’s the question at the heart of efforts to repeal the so-called ‘tampon tax’, a sales tax now levied on menstrual products in 35 states. Twenty-two states considered eliminating the tampon tax this year. Opponents argue that menstrual products should be treated as medical supplies, and that a tampon tax amounts to sex-based discrimination.