Menstrual Product Workshop


I decided to hold a workshop with young women to discuss the types of period products they use and how they feel about them. I met with a group of international students and used the images in the picture below as prompts for the discussion.

Pictures of menstrual products available in Europe and USA

Below are some quotes from Participants at the workshop

Quotes from participants at the workshop

From this exercise, I learned that there are a lot of cultural tensions surrounding the choices that women make in their menstrual hygiene products. I also recognised that there were a lot of myths about menstrual hygiene and that women felt that menstruation was unhygienic and disgusting.