Period Bullying is Real for One in Five Young Girls and Women
While the discourse on menstrual hygiene is gradually gaining momentum and raising awareness, the stigma surrounding periods continues to haunt young girls, according to the findings of a study.
The findings were based on a survey of 1000 girls from ages 14 to 21, and were published by Plan International UK. According to a report in Independent Online,
For around 67 percent of them, the bullying usually happened in schools, because of which many even skipped classes.
Chief executive of Plan International UK, Tanya Barron, said that stigma and shame are still unfairly attached with periods, leading to instances of such teasing.
The girls reported being called ‘dirty’ and ‘disgusting’, making them uncomfortable and conscious.
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