We think that menstrual cups and other reusable products should be included in part of the school sexuality program. As early as Year 6 Girls & boys are shown what tampons and pads look like. They are exposed to the concept of periods and how tampons and pads are used. Girls as young as 8 and 9 are starting their menses even before the conversation is started in the school environment. It’s pretty simple actually, if a girl can use a tampon, they can use a cup. And if they are taught about tampons and pads from year 6 level, then menstrual cups and other reusable options should be included in the conversation.
Make sure you have your say HERE about if you would like to see reusable menstrual products shown in schools.
In August 2018 we will have a “Waste-Free-Period” Demo Kit available to schools. This kit has been developed in conjunction with the following people:
- Kate Meads – Waste Educator
- MyCup™ NZ Limited
- Dunedin Monthly Reusables
The kit contains the following:
- 2 x Menstrual Cups
- 2 x Reusable Pads
- 1 x Pad Pattern and Instructions
- Resources for running an educational class on reusable products (videos, first time cups users guide, introduction to re-usable products)
Please register your interest here for this kit and we will contact you when it is ready to order: