New paper published: Menstrual health education

Earlier this week, Poppy published a new paper in Women’s Reproductive Health together with co-author Alison Greig (Anglia Ruskin University). It uses mixed methods to study young women’s experiences of menstrual health education in English schools.

The study invited participants aged 18-24 to take part in online surveys and interviews to share what they learnt, and what was missing, from their time at school. The research reveals widespread inadequacies; ranging from a lack of practical information and lateness in the delivery to attitudes which perpetuated the stigma.

The paper relates to Poppy’s current PhD research on inequalities in menstrual health management using shopping data. For questions about the project, get in touch.