- Sanitary bins have already been put in all female toilets at Newcastle University
- Some figures hope male toilets will also soon get the sanitary bins as well
- It is hoped the move will mean transgender students will feel able to use both
Sanitary bins could be put in the men’s toilets at a university so students who say they are gender neutral can use the loo ‘they feel most comfortable with’.
A motion to introduce the bins across Student Union buildings at Newcastle University was unanimously approved, with student officers also now demanding that the university also bring in bins in male toilets within its own buildings.
Union president Ronnie Reid said: ‘On one side it is for students who identify with a range of genders. On the other it is also for students who may have a medical condition, so the bins are not just for menstrual care products.’
The bins were approved following a motion by Hannah Fitzpatrick, the Newcastle student union’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans officer.
A university spokesman said: ‘We will discuss the motion for menstrual care bins in all washrooms. There is a number of gender-neutral accessible toilets around campus, and care bins are provided within gender-neutral and single toilet units.’
A motion to introduce the bins across Student Union buildings at Newcastle University was unanimously approved
A university spokesman said: ‘We will discuss the motion for menstrual care bins in all washrooms’