Resources for teaching
We’ve pulled together some of the best resources on menstruation for you to use to educate your children, pupils, partners or boss about menstruation.
- Hey Girls is a social enterprise that has developed fantastic resource “My Period” for primary schools and secondary schools:
- These videos are great overviews of female anatomy and hormones explaining why we menstruate and what menstruation is:
- A Scottish based student collaborative tackling period taboos with great personal stories about menstruation that will be of interest to pupils and others:
- An informative leaflet about menstruation:
- Practical advice on how to use pads, tampons and menstrual cups
- Fantastic, inspirational TedEx talks about menstruation, the period taboo and period poverty that will certainly stimulate discussion and debate about all things menstrual.
Watch Kayla-Leah Rich "The cost of menstrual shame"
Watch Sina Joseph "Unwrapping the gifts of menstruation"
Watch Lucy Peach "The power of the period"
Watch Aditi Gupta "A taboo free way to talk about periods"
- A game to play in the classroom to aid discussion of menstrual taboos
- Bloody Good Period provide London based education sessions for asylum seekers, refugees and others who cannot normally access it:
- Talking taboo by getting personal about periods. A bold and brave conversation about menstruation.
- Period pain, why is it so hard to talk about?
Global Period Poverty
- Autism and related conditions and Puberty
- Resources from the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Mental Health and Growing Up Factsheet
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