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Student Resources

Welcome to our Student Resources, dedicated to exploring the world of menstruation (periods) for young people aged nine to twelve. Here, you will find a collection of informative and engaging videos from Amaze, addressing the important questions surrounding menstruation.

Our goal is to provide a safe and inclusive space for young individuals to learn, understand, and embrace this natural part of life. Through these videos, we aim to empower and educate, ensuring that no topic surrounding periods is left unexplored.

Discover a range of topics, from understanding the biology of menstruation to managing menstrual hygiene and breaking down period stigmas. These videos are designed to be relatable, age-appropriate, and filled with accurate information, helping young people navigate their journey with confidence and knowledge.

Join us on this exciting adventure of self-discovery and empowerment. Together, let's celebrate the wonders of the menstrual cycle and empower the next generation to embrace their bodies and all that comes with it.

All About Getting Your Period
Menstruation: What to Expect
Period Hygiene: Tampons, Pads and Menstrual Cups
Menstruation Stigma

"Menstrual education is not just about understanding our bodies; it's about empowering ourselves and others to break free from the chains of stigma and misinformation. By equipping young individuals with knowledge and fostering open conversations, we can create a world where menstrual health is embraced, period poverty is eradicated, and every person can experience carefree days. Together, let's educate, advocate, and transform lives through menstrual education." - Tamara Abney

Resources for Puberty & Menstruation

If you are going through puberty or have started menstruating, it's important to have access to helpful resources and information. Here are some resources to help you navigate this time in your life:

 

Adults to talk to:

  • Your parent(s) or guardian(s)

  • School nurse or social worker

  • Your regular doctor

  • A gynecologist (doctor who specializes in women's bodies)

  • A midwife (they do much more than deliver babies!)

  • The folks at SisterFriend

 

Where to find medical help in-person regarding puberty and periods in Pittsburgh:

  • UPMC find a doctor: findadoc.upmc.com/FindADocSearch.aspx

  • AHN find a doctor: doctors.ahn.org

  • The Midwife Center for Birth and Women's Health: With Woman Fridays are FREE and you don't need an appointment. Available every Friday. midwifecenter.org

  • Adagio Health: www.adagiohealth.org

 

Books:

  • "Celebrate Your Body: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls" by Sonya Renee Taylor

  • "Our Bodies, Ourselves" by The Boston Women's Health Book Collective and Judy Norsigian

  • "Nonnie Talks about Puberty (Nonnie Series) (Volume 3)", by Mary Jo Podgurski

  • "The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls", by Cara Natterson and Josee Mass

 

The Best Websites to Use:

 

Apps for Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle:

  • Clue – this is the one ACOG recommends. We recommend it too!

  • Period Calendar

  • Flo Period Tracker

  • My Calendar

  • Glow

  • Eve

  • Period Tracker Lite

  • Period Plus

  • My Cycles

  • Cycles

 

Self-Care:

  • Good Nutrition: USDA Choose My Plate - choosemyplate.gov/teens

  • Hygiene Basics: kidshealth.org/en/teens/hygiene-basics.html

 

Remember, you are not alone in this journey. Don't be afraid to reach out for help or information. Stay informed and take care of yourself during this time.

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