Period Education Project
The Period Education Project is the leading movement helping young people access medically-accurate menstrual health education.
“Improving women’s health starts with improving young women’s health first.”
– Dr. Melisa Holmes, MD, FACOG, Period Education Project Co-Founder
It’s more than understanding what a period is.
The Period Education Project is a 501(c)(3) physician-led organization that works to improve access to menstrual health education. When girls understand menstrual health, they are prepared to advocate for their own health and recognize troubling health conditions, leading to earlier treatment and better outcomes. Educating all young people with this essential health care education can have a lasting impact on improving women’s health.
“As a pediatrician, I see too many young people who can’t even talk about menstruation or their bodies because they don’t have the understanding or the comfort.”
– Dr. Trish Hutchison, MD, FAAP, Period Education Project Co-Founder
Meet the physicians leading the movement to improve menstrual health education
Knowledgable youth become healthier adults.
Youth who receive menstrual health education:
Normalize menstruation which lessens taboos and stigma
Grow up with less anxiety about their bodies and their health
Gain insight into what’s normal and what needs medical attention
Become women who advocate better for their health
Trust a leading voice for girls.
Period education project
Evidence Based, Rooted in Science
Created by nationally recognized physicians
Supported by top medical schools
Offers specialized education addressing a big gap in young women's health
Facilitated by certified medical students
Take away the taboo.
Half of the world’s population menstruates, yet it remains a topic cloaked in taboo and stigma, and that affects girls’ and women’s confidence, awareness, and their willingness to explore healthy solutions.
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Why young people need menstrual health education
by the numbers
of women admit to feeling ashamed when they menstruate
of women confess to hiding a sanitary product on their way to the bathroom
of girls experience menstrual related physical symptoms
girls in the U.S. miss school because they don’t have period protection
The few number of states requiring medically accurate reproductive health education
the average number of YEARS a woman has symptoms before being diagnosed with endometriosis
of low income women and girls do not have access to adequate period products