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: