Menstruation is a silent spectacle. For every woman half of her lifetime, every month or even more often. What currently attacts media attention is its ambivalence: shame and normality. Bleeding every month is the most common thing in the world.
Ignoring is not an option.
In 2019, 56 million girls
aged 9-13 experienced menstruation for
the first time.
Sadly, most had negative experiences affecting their physical and emotional development. Worse still, girls committed suicide from bullying by peers, parents and teachers’ ignorance and the taboo around menstruation.
How can we improve the experience of the first menstrual period?
women are experiencing menstruation right now
girls will experience it for the first time this year
Survey made to woman from 19-46
The support does not belong neither to the negative nor the positive side supporting with erroneous or taboo information can be even worse than having no information at all, it generates confusion and can lead to making bad decisions aggravating the experience, but with the right guide, support can be the best tool given to the girl in order to understand and embrase this new stage of her life.
Be able to improve the experience of the first menstrual cycle of the girls through the education with correct information.
Being able to have an approximate date of the moment in which it will be presented, analyzing the different variables.
Talk to parents and teachers, doctors and psicologyst about this taboo topic, get the most people possible involved to work together in order to have better results, break the taboo and have a better development of the girls of the future.