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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:

https://www.heygirls.co.uk/education/schools/

  • These videos are great overviews of female anatomy and hormones explaining why we menstruate and what menstruation is:

https://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-menstruation-definition-cycle.html

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-menstruation-works-emma-bryce

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-women-have-periods

  • A Scottish based student collaborative tackling period taboos with great personal stories about menstruation that will be of interest to pupils and others:

https://www.bleedinsaor.com/period-blether

  • An informative leaflet about menstruation:

https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/puberty/Documents/fpa-periods-PDF.pdf

  • Practical advice on how to use pads, tampons and menstrual cups

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9nEJUgUHQ0#action=share

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4FV0B_msBQ#action=share

  • 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

https://menstrualhygieneday.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/mhday2018_nomorelimits_game.pdf

  • Bloody Good Period provide London based education sessions for asylum seekers, refugees and others who cannot normally access it:

https://www.bloodygoodperiod.com/education

  • Talking taboo by getting personal about periods. A bold and brave conversation about menstruation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000f012

  • Period pain, why is it so hard to talk about?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvdtwty

  • Global Period Poverty

 

  • Autism and related conditions and Puberty

https://thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk/product/aspergers-syndrome-and-puberty

https://autismfriendlyperiods.com

https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/bookshop/paperbacks/susans-growing

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Whats-Happening-Ellie-conditions-Sexuality/dp/1849055262

https://raisingchildren.net.au/

https://www.centralsexualhealth.org/media/7961/preparing_for_puberty-1-.pdf

http://www.jkp.com/uk/the-growing-up-guide-for-girls.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ellie-Needs-Go-conditions-Sexuality/dp/1849055246/ref=pd_sim_b_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=1TQRE8KNP9ASJEWG8XGJ

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0746069952/ref=rdr_ext_sb_ti_sims_1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Usborne-Facts-Growing-Adolescence-changes/dp/0746031424/ref=pd_sim_b_15?ie=UTF8&refRID=12D4RP60QBQ70T70GABS

http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/communicating-and-interacting/sex-education-and-children-and-young-people-with-an-asd.aspx

http://www.sexeducationforum.org.uk/practice/sex-relationships-education/sex-and-relationship-education-programme-for-young-people-with-asperger-syndrome.aspx

http://www.fpa.org.uk/specialist-sexual-health-services-people-learning-disabilities/support-families-autism

http://fpa.org.uk/sites/default/files/periods-what-you-need-to-know.pdf

 

  • Resources from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Mental Health and Growing Up Factsheet

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/publications/books/rcpp/9781908020468.aspx

Surviving adolescence - a toolkit for parents, teachers, young people and anyone who works with young people

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/parentsandyouthinfo/parentscarers/adolescence.aspx