Teaching teens about fertility awareness

Too many young women sit through sex education class but don’t learn about their fertility or how their menstrual cycle is a “fifth vital sign” of their overall health.

Because they don’t know what’s normal and what’s not when it comes to their cycles, they’re unsure when to seek help for reproductive symptoms. Many mistakenly believe, like their sisters or moms before them, that heavy bleeding or severe period pain are just “part of being a woman.”

Cycle charting can open up a whole new world of appreciation and respect for the goodness of their female bodies, and knowledge of when it’s time to see a doctor for cycle problems.

This page was last updated on May 21, 2024.

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