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Supporting Menstrual Equity

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Why Menstrual Equity matters


The City of San Diego supports menstrual equity and proudly presents the Free4ME pilot program providing FREE menstrual products (tampons and pads) at 48 facilities. Free4ME dispensers are located in public restrooms at City Libraries, Pool Facilities, and Teen Centers. Free4ME will support San Diegans in combatting period poverty, destigmatizing menstrual hygiene, and eliminating barriers to services and programs.


Our goal is to increase access to menstrual products to assist people who may be struggling between affording food, necessities, and hygiene products.


Nearly  two-thirds of low-income people with periods in the U.S. report having been unable to afford menstrual products during the previous year, and frequently must decide between purchasing food or other necessities and menstrual products. This is referred to as period poverty and disproportionately impacts people experiencing homelessness, transgender people, youth and low-income individuals.


Find your nearest participating Library, Pool, and Teen Center below.



City Free4ME Locations





Central Library Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
City Heights/Weingart Library Pacific Beach/Taylor Library
College-Rolando Library Paradise Hills Library
Logan Heights Library San Ysidro Library
Mountain View/Beckwourth Library Skyline Hills Library
North Park Library University Community Library
Oak Park Library Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
Ocean Beach Library




Allied Gardens Pool Martin Luther King Jr. Pool
Bud Kearns Memorial Pool Memorial Pool
Carmel Valley Pool Ned Baumer Aquatic Center
City Heights Swim Center Standley Aquatic Center
Clairemont Pool Swanson Memorial Pool
Colina Del Sol Pool Tierrasanta Community Pool
Kearney Mesa Pool Vista Terrance Pool

Recreation Teen Centers



Allied Gardens Mountain View Community Center
Azalea North Park
City Heights Paradise Hills
Col. Irving Salomon San San Ysidro Comm. Activity Ctr. Penn Athletic Field
Colina Del Sol Robert Egger Sr.-South Bay
Dolores Magdaleno Memorial San Ysidro Teen Center
Encanto Silver Wing
Golden Hill Skyline
Linda Vista Southcrest
Martin Luther King Jr. Willie Henderson































































































































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More information about menstrual equityand community resources: