Now More Than Ever, It’s Time for Universal Menstrual Education

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Our Menstruation through Menopause Content Expert Margaret Johnson co-authored this article that advocates for universal, comprehensive, in-depth menstrual education along with access to free menstrual products in schools. This kind of education can combat period poverty and stigma around menstruation while promoting gender equality.

“At this critical juncture with reproductive rights and Title IX’s anniversary, states should commit to normalizing menstruation and disseminating accurate, universal menstrual education.”