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Menstrual wellbeing in schools
For too long, young people have not been given the tools and the education they need to make informed choices about their health. It takes an average of 7.5 years to diagnose endometriosis, meaning some children suffer with potentially debilitating symptoms for the majority of school life. Without learning about menstrual wellbeing in school, young people will continue to suffer in silence.
With your help, we are turning this around. Thanks to your support, menstrual wellbeing will be taught in primary and secondary schools in England from September 2020.
This is a huge step forward. Thanks to your hard work in making this happen, young people will now understand what is and isn't normal for a menstrual cycle, and know how and when to seek help.
But this is just for England, and we are continuing to work with Governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to make sure this is UK wide.