Menstruation Facts: Twelve Things You May Not Know About Your Period
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One day last year when her daughter, Ainsley, was 9, Tracee Sioux pulled her out of her elementary school in Fort Collins, Colo. Ainsley was the tallest child in her third-grade class. In the back seat, Ainsley wiggled out of her pink parka and looked in her backpack for her Harry Potter book. Over the past three years, Tracee — pretty and well-put-together, wearing a burnt orange blouse that matched her necklace and her bag — had taken Ainsley to see several doctors. They ordered blood tests and bone-age X-rays and turned up nothing unusual. Who gets pubic hair in first grade? Fed up with mainstream physicians, Tracee began pursuing less conventional options.
A WOMAN infected with HIV is more likely to pass the virus on to her male partner if they have unprotected sex during her period than if they avoid this time. And an infected man is more likely to infect his female partner if he has had sexually transmitted diseases other than AIDS, such as herpes or genital warts, in the past five years. These are among the conclusions of a new study of risk factors in the transmission of HIV between heterosexuals.
Research points to lack of education and enduring taboos surrounding menstruation and women's health. Nearly half of girls 44 per cent do not know what is happening to them the first time they have their period, a new report has revealed. A majority of women felt scared 60 per cent or embarrassed 58 per cent , and half did not feel confident enough to tell anyone else they had started their period. Commissioned by period education campaign Betty for Schools, the research found women and girls continue to suffer from a lack of menstruation awareness. Primary school teacher Jade Dalrymple said often educational conversations with children about periods occur too late.