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Public-images-osm logo.svg toilets:menstrual_products
Free Period products.jpg
Used to indicate if period products are available in a toilet. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: amenities
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

This key allows adding information whether a toilet has menstrual products available (for free). It can include dispensers outside a toilet (e.g. in a corridor before the toilet) if the relation to the toilet is very clearly given and therefor menstrual products are de-facto available.

Possible values

  • yes: Menstrual products are available for all people that use the toilet
  • limited: Menstrual products are only available for a subset of people e.g. restricted to female-only stalls
  • no: no menstrual products are available

yes and limited should only be used if products are available for free (similar to toilet paper that is provided). If menstrual products are available, but not for free then other tags such as vending=feminine hygiene should be used.

While the term menstrual products covers a wide range of items (tampons, pads, menstrual cups and period panties) toilets will likely only provide tampons and pads. This tag should be set to "yes" even if only one type of product is available as the range of possible different items is large (size/absorbency capacity of tampons and pads, features like tampon applicators etc..) and we expect that a sensible decision has been made by the operator.

How to map

Draw the the shape of the toilet on the map. Add toilets:menstrual_products along with other useful tags to it. If the size/shape of the facility is unknown place a node instead and add the same information to that node.

Possible tagging mistakes

Please be aware that only free menstrual products should be mapped, similar to toilet paper that is supplied. If there is vending machine that requires a fee (or something similar like requiring you to watch ads) you should use vending=feminine_hygiene. On the other hand a simple dispenser that doesn't require a fee should not be mapped as vending machine.

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