The issue.

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Resources

FREE Resource for Young People: A Quick Guide to the Menstrual Cycle & Periods

It can be difficult for young people to find helpful, accurate information about periods and the menstrual cycle. SHINE SA has developed a free resource to demystify periods and answer questions young people have, such as: What is a period?  Why do I get periods? What products are available? and more.

The resource is available as a physical booklet to provide young people or as an online resource.

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Other helpful resources to share with young people or as an online resource. 

The Menstrual Cycle Fact Sheet

Endometriosis Fact Sheet

Puberty Fact Sheet

In March 2021 the Commissioner for Children and Young People launched her Menstruation Matters Report 

Read the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s Sanitary Product Supply to School Students in South Australia Factsheet

Consider the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s full Report, Leave No One Behind

Check out the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s Short Report Impact of Periods on School Students in South Australia – Survey Results – May 2020

Look at this piece by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists titled Addressing period poverty is a step towards addressing gender inequality

UK-based natural sanitary products company Yoppie has put together an overview of the issue from their perspective and coverage of what’s being done around the world in their free Period Poverty education guide

Take a look at this blog post by Chalice Foundation describing the situation in SA
Full stealth: GOGO & Period Poverty in SA

View this webinar of Commissioner Helen Connolly in conversation with Dr Angie Bexley, Deputy Director of the ANU Children’s Policy Centre…15 October, 2021
Menstruation Matters: In Conversation with Helen Connolly

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