Around the world, girls and other menstruators face shame and stigma when they get their period – including right here in the UK. And as our latest research shows, their experiences at school are contributing to a culture of embarrassment that they have to face, every month.
They’re having to ask their teachers if they can go to the toilet, in front of their whole class. Often, they’re being told they can’t leave the room – even if they explain that they have to go because they have their period. And when they can get to the toilet, they might well be missing the essential facilities they need to manage their period properly.