Breaking the period talk taboo

Mar 11, 2019 by

Spurred by stories of girls’ shame and embarrassment, a new school program is setting out to remove the stigma that surrounds periods.

The country’s first specific menstruation education resource, Period Talk, is designed to get students aged between eight and 13 informed and talking without squeamishness or discomfort.

The Period Talk program is the country's first resource of its kind.
The Period Talk program is the country’s first resource of its kind.

Over four weeks, students learn from videos presented by children, group discussion and practical activities.

They cover issues including the physical cycle, changes to bodies and minds, pain management and cultural differences. Students see sanitary pads and tampons, and learn how they are used. Blood is represented by red liquid, not blue as is often seen in adverts.

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