The ME Menstrual Health and Endometriosis Schools Program
‘The best presentation we have had in our health education program’
With 20% of teenage girls missing school with periods, pain at that time isn’t just ‘part of being a woman’. It’s a major educational and quality of life issues. Period and pelvic pain reduces the ability of Australia’s young women to fulfil their personal potential and contribute to society to their best ability. And that’s a big economic issue for all of us too!
With 20% of teenage girls missing school with period pain, our society has a big problem. Period pain isn’t just part of being a woman, it’s a major educational and economic issue. Period and pelvic pain reduces the quality of life of Australia’s young women, but it also reduces their ability to learn, work, pay tax, care for themselves and their families, and contribute to our society to their full potential.
To help young women learn more about what’s normal at period time, and what sort of things they should discuss with their health professioal, PPFA has worked with Endometriosis New Zealand to bring their ‘world’s best’ schools program – the ‘me program’ to Australia. ‘me’ stands for ‘Menstrual Health and Endometriosis’. It is a wellness based, health secondary school education program. It’s unique, interactive, fun, informative and designed to fit with school curriculum. It has been running in New Zealand since 1997, and came to Australia for the first time – as a pilot program in Adelaide – in 2017. The program is highly acclaimed, well audited and evaluated and recognised internationally.
- The good news is that for 2018 ‘me’ can be made available in any school throughout Adelaide by contacting us at the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia. To organise ‘me’ in your school and find out about costs, contact us now. Take action for your school.
- We hope to expand the program through other areas of Australia in the future, so contact us to register your interest in having the ‘me’ program at your school, or in your area.
- Or, if you just want more ‘me’ resources, please contact us
To find out more information about the ‘me’ program, or if you are a teacher with questions you’d like to ask, we’re keen to hear from you. click here.