Kingston Health Sciences Centre Inherited Bleeding Disorders Nurse Coordinator Lisa Thibeault recently had an amazing opportunity to attend the Women in Trades Event on behalf of Let’s Talk Period. This annual event is hosted by the Limestone District School Board and took place on October 21st at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, ON.
The Women in Trades events are always a big success, with more than 300+ female students participating. Girls in grades 7-10 are encouraged to attend and this year’s focus was mainly female students in grades nine and ten. The local health unit was also in attendance.
“To be able to reach 300+ local girls in grades 7 to 10 at one event was incredible. The conversations I had with these young women about their periods, what normal versus abnormal bleeding is, and different sanitary protection options and treatment modalities for heavy bleeding was impactful. I hope to attend similar events like this in the future to be able to reach as many people as I can to discuss our ‘Let’s talk Period’ initiatives,” said Lisa.
Continuing conversations of this nature and raising awareness about bleeding disorders gets everyone a step closer to receiving the help that they need and deserve. Let’s keep talking!
Great work, Lisa!
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