There was lots of learning at our last menstruation workshops with School Club Zambia, both for the Zambian young women as well as us. Here’s what we learnt: - 28% of the young women in the workshop had no idea what puberty was.
- 54% of the girls did not know what menstruation or a period was.
- None of the girls could correctly identify any parts of the female reproductive system.
- Of the students that had started menstruating, 34% of them admitted to missing school regularly due to their periods.
- Of the women that had started menstruating, 31% of them either used a cloth or nothing at all when they menstruate.
It’s time to think global. Period.