To celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD), we wanted to find out what kids already know (and what they think) about periods.
But first, a brief history about the importance of Menstrual Hygiene Day:
MHD is dedicated to breaking those nasty taboos and raising awareness about the access to good menstrual hygiene for women and adolescent girls worldwide
The day is meant to serve as a platform to bring together badass women, in-the-know men, businesses, orgs and media to create a powerful, united voice to break the silence about menstruation
And why May 28? May is the 5th month of the year and most women average 5 days every month and their cycle is approximately 28 days. (Symbolic AF)
According to the organizers at nonprofit WASHUnited, this year’s theme is Menstruation Matters To Everyone, Everywhere. (This means engaging men and boys in conversations about menstruation, too).
So why did we want to talk to children about periods?
We agree that education is key to ending the stigma surrounding menstruation, and believe in most cases kids find it fun to learn about their bodies. Starting the conversation early can help shift how the younger generation treats the topic, the products, and ultimately, women and girls.
How many weeks do you typically have between periods?
What period product do you use most frequently?
How disruptive can your period be to your life?
What bothers you most about having your period?
What is the one thing you wish you could change about your period?
< 2 Days
> 8 Days
LIGHT (1-2 tampons/day)
MEDIUM (3-4 tampons/day)
HEAVY (4-5 tampons/day)
< 2 Weeks
> 8 Weeks
Can’t get out of bed
Can’t do certain activities
I mostly feel uncomfortable
Just like any other day
I’m constantly running to the bathroom
I can’t sleep through the night
My work out routine is thrown off
I can’t have sex
I feel uncomfortable
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