Each month, the body ‘prepares’ for pregnancy by forming a lining within the uterus in readiness for a fertilised egg (released from an ovary) - when this doesn’t happen, the blood and tissue break down and become what’s known as a period.Periods typically start for young girls between the ages of 10-14 years old. You have a period every month, typically for around 4-7 days, for around 45 years!
Periods around the world are experienced differently. Where education is more freely available, teenage pregnancy rates are lower, girls stay in their education longer and gender equality is far more attainable.
To educate both sexes at a young age requires commitment from all areas of society, and knowing what a period is, in its most basic form, should be common knowledge for everyone - stigma and taboo free.