Menstrual health: understanding periods

In this lesson, we will learn about what constitutes a ‘heavy’ period and why this can happen. We will also learn that sometimes periods can also be painful, and we will explore options to help cope with this. If these issues are sensitive to you, we recommend checking with a trusted adult before starting or doing the lesson with a trusted adult nearby.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Exercise likely to help people cope with mild pain.

1/5

Q2.A period is unlikely to last longer than...

2/5

Q3.Menstrual cups are reusable.

3/5

Q4.Which of these is NOT a period product?

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Q5.Pads and tampons only need to be changed once per period.

5/5

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Exercise likely to help people cope with mild pain.

1/5

Q2.A period is unlikely to last longer than...

2/5

Q3.Menstrual cups are reusable.

3/5

Q4.Which of these is NOT a period product?

4/5

Q5.Pads and tampons only need to be changed once per period.

5/5

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Menstrual health: understanding periods

Consider your learning from today's lesson

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.How much blood loss is usual during a period?

1/4

Q2.Period pain is normal.

2/4

Q3.It is normal to have to stop doing day to day, normal activities during a period.

3/4

Q4.A school nurse and GP will be able to help or advise if you are worried about periods.

4/4

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Menstrual health: understanding periods

Consider your learning from today's lesson

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.How much blood loss is usual during a period?

1/4

Q2.Period pain is normal.

2/4

Q3.It is normal to have to stop doing day to day, normal activities during a period.

3/4

Q4.A school nurse and GP will be able to help or advise if you are worried about periods.

4/4

Lesson summary: Menstrual health: understanding periods

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This was the final lesson in the unit Changing adolescent body: puberty and menstrual wellbeing.

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