Menstruation Nation - Education around periods

Education About Periods


Period Presentations

At The Period Purse, we believe in educating all ages and all genders in order to reduce the stigma around periods. We offer five inclusive, period-positive presentations delivered live virtually and in-person (where available) by trained facilitators:

  1. Periods 101 (Gr. 5-8), in collaboration with medical period experts
    An overview of anatomy, language and products for younger audiences.
     
  2. Period Poverty (Gr. 5-11)
    An overview of poverty in Canada and an introduction to menstrual equity.
     
  3. Reusable Period Products (Gr. 5-12)
    Everything you need to know about sustainable products, with demonstrations.
     
  4. Period Poverty & Advocacy (Gr. 12- adults)
    Periods are political! Learn how you can be an advocate for menstrual equity.
     
  5. How to Talk to Kids About Periods (adults)
    Updated info and tips for adults who want to create open, period-positive conversations with kids.
     
  6. (for First Nation, Metis, Inuit groups/ organizations) - Moon time Learning (Gr. 9-adults)
    Learn more about moontimes, moon cycles, and reusable period products.
menstruation nation - Tait Gamble

Menstruation Nation Story

In 2017, a then-17-year-old high school student, began research for a program that would supply free pads and tampons within her school. Upon discovering The Period Purse®, Tait began running product drives, and launched Menstruation Nation as a way to reduce the stigma around menstrual health.

In 2018, Tait won two graduating awards for leadership and community service. As a result of her commitment, Menstruation Nation continues to expand into schools across Ontario, educating high school students about period health and wellness.

Menstrual Equity

The Period Purse is expanding our Menstruation Nation education program into more schools. Are you a middle, high school student or teacher? Start the menstruation conversation and help us reduce the stigma around periods. Donate to others in your community who need free menstrual products and join us in the fight to end period poverty.

To begin a Menstruation Nation group in your school, please contact Tait@theperiodpurse.com. We will send you a copy of our handbook*, with tips for getting started.

menstruation nation - Tait Gamble

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