Talking about periods can feel uncomfortable. But why is discussing something that millions of people experience still taboo? With this video series, we want to support open conversations around menstruation. When stigma keeps people quiet about periods, it can take longer to get care. To encourage these frank conversations, we invited mothers and daughters to talk openly with each other—and all of us—about periods.
Many girls may be nervous about starting their period, particularly if they don’t know what to expect. To show what an open conversation can look like, we invited mothers and daughters to talk about periods.
Learning about menstruation from a parent is a great way to make periods a normal and healthy part of life. In a supportive setting, with an all-female crew, mothers and daughters discuss their first periods, feeling self-conscious, how menstruation affects their lives, and why periods are nothing to be embarrassed about.
What are the different ways people experience their periods?
Why do we feel embarrassed talking about periods?
How does it feel to talk openly about menstruation?
It’s time to change the way we talk—and don’t talk—about menstruation. In a survey by Evidation and Myovant on menstrual attitudes and experiences, over half of the respondents—of all genders—reported that they’re embarrassed to talk about periods. According to the survey, many women may not feel comfortable talking about their periods even with their doctors.
Periods are a natural and healthy part of life. Let’s talk about them that way.
These videos are for informational and educational purposes only. They are not intended to provide medical advice. The opinions expressed by the people in the videos are their own. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.