Periods - all your questions answered

Footnotes

  • 1Menstruation and the menstrual cycle fact sheet". Office of Women's Health. 23 December 2014. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  • 2https://www.bloodygoodperiod.com/#
  • 3https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36398973?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1hCgSqqB9sFYPnKNCM4g1wvJdoB8dqVQsLhisFeFNccd6EezdyoNoqlTY
  • 4https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/05/10/476741805/what-kenya-can-teach-the-u-s-about-menstrual-pads?t=15555141741
  • 5https://www.unicef.org/media/files/UNICEF-Child-Marriage-Brochure-low-Single(1).pdf
  • 6https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/adolescent-pregnancy
  • 7https://insights.careinternational.org.uk/media/k2/attachments/CARE_Child-marriage-in-emergencies_2015.pdf
  • 8https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/themes/education/
  • 9https://rewire.news/article/2008/03/25/in-africa-menstruation-can-be-a-curse/
  • 10https://friendsoftheearth.uk/plastics/plastic-periods-menstrual-products-and-plastic-pollution

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