Most of the time, the #padtalk we have is about which brand is better to use to make you feel good about yourself. We would like to shift the talk a little bit. In 2017, we have done research on how girls feel about talking about their periods and 55% of the girls do not feel comfortable talking about their periods.
During our pad drive, we have noticed that most learners, especially from Grade 7 – Grade 10 are afraid to admit that they are getting periods. They feel like getting periods is a bad thing or wrong thing.
We are pleased to say that our educational system has improved, but more talks around health needs to be discussed, not just as a school subject like biology but more on what happens daily to others.