Menstruation Nation - Education around periods

Elementary & High Schools

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 inclusive, period-positive presentations delivered live virtually and in-person (where available) by trained facilitators for grades 5-12 age range:

  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.

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Run a Menstruation Nation

Our Mini Drive program is expanding to schools across the country! Are you a middle or high school student (or teacher) wanting to make a difference? Run a drive, collect period products, and donate it back to your community. Join us to help end period poverty.

There are three ways to run Menstruation Nation in your school:

  1. Run a mini drive- collect period products
  2. and/ or host an online team fundraiser
  3. Have an educational session

Menstruation Nation Story

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

Menstruation Nation continues to expand into schools across Ontario, educating high school students about period health and wellness.

Menstruation Nation Tait Gamble

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