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Periods of Anxiety

Health Education

ISSN: 0965-4283

Article publication date: 1 January 1992


Reports how schools could do better to help girls cope with their periods while at school. Considers problems arising in school when girls are menstruating – problems of attitude as well as practical matters. Suggests that P.E. teachers could play a key role in educating girls about tampons; also, that schools should organize liaison groups which could try to obtain an overall picture of the ease/difficulty girls experience when coping with periods in school and try to improve matters for them. Concludes that some schools are asking girls to cope with facilities that no woman would tolerate.



Kingman, S. (1992), "Periods of Anxiety", Health Education, Vol. 92 No. 1, pp. 9-12.




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