The following videos from Amaze explore several important questions about menstruation (periods). They are geared towards young people, aged nine to twelve.
Menstruation: What to Expect
Menstruation is a normal part of puberty, and this video explains what happens in the body during menstruation and what to expect as you begin to menstruate. This video discusses different types of flow, period length, and symptoms you might experience during PMS (premenstrual syndrome), such as cramping. It also provides information on how to reduce menstrual pain.
Period Symptoms and Self-Care
While there are some common symptoms that many menstruaters experience, these symptoms can be different for each person. This video outlines several tips on how to manage your menstrual cycle and symptoms, and it discusses different period product options and how to track your cycle.
Period in Third Period
This video walks you through how to use period products and deal with getting your period unexpectedly. It discusses the use of tampons, pads, and menstrual cups.
Unfortunately, society has many myths and stigmas around menstruation. Not only are these wrong, but they can also be hurtful. There is no need to be scared of starting your period! Having your period shouldn’t stop you from going to school, doing extracurricular activities, or hanging out with your friends. Menstrual rights are human rights!