The positive effects
of period educating your students
Nearly two million girls (64%) aged 14-21 in the UK have missed a part day or full day of school because of their period, with 13% of girls missing an entire school day at least once a month¹. Lack of proper education around periods is one of the main reasons.
People with periods are cyclical meaning that their moods, energy and hunger (to name just a few things!) change almost weekly due to the natural changes in our hormones. When we know this we can understand our bodies’ needs better, foster self-compassion and protect our mental health.
Our period is our 5th vital sign² and when we encounter challenges with our periods or have difficult mood issues it could indicate that there is an underlying issue which needs more support. For example, a recent study suggested that up to 60% of teenagers who have pelvic pain may actually have endometriosis³ which requires treatment and management.