Welcome to your period!

by Stynes, Yumi, 1975-

Format: Print Book 2021
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This frank, funny guide to getting your period gives preteens all they need to master--and even celebrate!--menstruation.

Getting your period for the first time can be mortifying, weird, and messy--and asking questions about it can feel even worse. But it doesn't have to be that way. This taboo-free guide is packed with honest advice and big-sisterly wisdom on all the things girls need to know: from what cramps feel like to whether you can feel blood coming out,\ to what you should do if your pad leaks onto your clothes. Welcome to Your Period includes case studies, first-person accounts, questions from real teens, and answers from health journalist Yumi Stynes and adolescent health specialist Melissa Kang, MD. Cheerful illustrations keep the tone fun, and help with how-tos on different period supplies. There are even suggestions for throwing a first-period party. With its inclusive, body-positive message, pocket size, and reassuring vibe, this must-have menstruation manual will make girls feel not only normal but proud.
Welcome to your period
The basics
I'm worried it will never come
Before you get your period
Be prepared with a period pack
Surprise, it's here! : dealing with your first period
Ways to share the news
You got it! : Celebrate with a period party!
I can't talk about periods with my parents
What happens after your first period?
How to manage your period: pads, tampons, and more
Keeping track of your period
Period challenges: At school ; Playing sport ; Swimming ; Sleepovers ; Camping ; I live with my dad ; Emergency measures
What to do if you feel lousy
How to handle period pain
Can I make my periods stop?
Hygiene and your period
What do boys think of periods?
Being an ally: a primer
Periods and the environment
About the vagina
Awesome puberty
Is something wrong?
Periods and sex
The incredible monthly hormone cycle
Period boss pledge
Expand your period vocabulary!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Female health podcaster Stynes and adolescent health specialist Kang team up in this comprehensive guide to menstruation. For girls still waiting to get their period, they begin with basics, from what it will feel like to sanitary products to preparing period packs. Once readers have some experience with menstruation, they'll be more interested in such topics as regularity, endometriosis, and whether women can get pregnant while on their period. No matter the subject, the authors' conversational tone offers reassurance to fearful, shy, or questioning readers. Upbeat images of females with varying skin colors and shapes, in hijabs, and in wheelchairs reaffirm the commonality of menstruation, while images of pads, tampons, and menstrual cups offer disarming representations of what to expect. A chapter entitled "Period Challenges," such as how to handle swimming or living with a dad, offers even more tips. Although the book is targeted for cis-gender girls, the authors also address menstruation in transgender boys. A helpful list of period resources rounds out the text. Empowering young women with knowledge, this guide is welcome indeed."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Menstruation -- Juvenile literature.
Puberty -- Juvenile literature.
Teenage girls -- Health and hygiene -- Juvenile literature.
Instructional and educational works.
Self-help publications.
Illustrated works.
Publisher Somerville, Massachusetts :2021
Edition First US edition.
Contributors Kang, Melissa, author.
Latham, Jenny, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "Your complete, no-nonsense guide to going with the flow" -- Cover.
"First published by Hardie Grant Egmont (Australia) 2019"--Page facing title page.
Description vii, 163 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
ISBN 9781536214765
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