More education needed to break down female hygiene stigma

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 11:21AM
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More education needed to break down female hygiene stigma

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 11:21AM

This is a slightly tricky subject, nobody likes talking about it. Especially dads when their daughters are growing up.

And perhaps that's why we have to take a deep breath, and tackle it.

Research out of Australia shows one in five girls will stay away from school, because they're embarrassed about changes in their bodies.

We've heard a lot lately about period poverty, and the government has stepped up with a scheme to provide products free in schools.

The social enterprise Dignity says the Australian research suggests we need to go further.

Co-founder Jacinta Gulasekharam joined Tim Dower.

“Unfortunately this roll out is just about products, it doesn’t encompass education.”

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