Who first taught you about what’s normal when it comes to your period? For many women, the answer is ‘no one’ – we often learn through experience alone. Menstruation is a normal bodily function, but unfortunately still remains a taboo topic of discussion for many young women and adults in North America. In fact, many women with bleeding disorders never seek medical assistance because they don’t realize that their bleeding is abnormal. Undiagnosed bleeding disorders can lead to serious complications and affect day-to-day life.
Let’s Talk Period has a new High School Outreach Program designed to educate and stimulate conversations about bleeding through an interactive presentation presented by trained nurses. In this presentation we will relay valuable information to Grade 9 girls about menstruation, abnormal bleeding and bleeding disorders.
The presentation will take half a class period. Topics covered will include:
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Bleeding disorders
- Von Willebrand Disease
- Iron deficiency
The presentation will feature a factual Powerpoint, and students will engage with an interactive quiz to test their knowledge.
“Through our Grade 9 Girls’ Health Presentations, we strive to empower young females by giving them access to important knowledge and resources. This knowledge will help young women to help themselves as well as their friends, with matters related to menstrual cycles, abnormal bleeding and bleeding disorders.”
– Lubnaa Hossenbaccus, Outreach Coordinator
Let’s Talk Period’s goal for this presentation is to provide a safe space for female students to learn about menstruation and bleeding disorders. Together we can remove the stigma around menstruation and start a real, meaningful conversation about bleeding and other health topics previously called taboo.
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