Of the 37 schools visited May – September 2019:
- 4% of students have had at least one period in their life, while 51% of them said they experience regular severe period pain.
- 39% of students said that their period has significantly interfered with their usual daily activities over the last 6 months and 20.5% stated they regularly missed school or work because of their period.
- 33% of students said they have experienced bowel and bladder pain in the past 6 months and 25% felt sure there was something wrong with their periods.
- 45% of students reported 3-5 days of pelvic pain or discomfort of any kind, even mild pain, over an average month and 16.01% reported 6-10 days. Meanwhile 5.34% reported 11-30 days of pelvic pain or discomfort over an average month.
This data aligns with the PIPPA (Period ImPact and Pain Assessment) tool. MDOT Study, Parker, Sneddon and Arbon. BJOG 2010; ©Parker, Sneddon, Arbon 2010.
sStudents at Salisbury East High School, South Australia.
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91.5% of students said PPEP Talk® taught them things about the human body that they didn’t know. 75% of students said PPEP Talk® would help them with their period pain, the other 25% did not have their period yet or did not have a uterus (boys).
Students have said:
- Very helpful. I feel I have more options to help with my period pain now. Thank you
- Very informative and interesting. Made me more open-minded about other girls and their periods
- Have more of these sorts of talks at schools, it was really helpful
- Supportive and open, made the topic somewhat comfortable and very informative
Students at Keith Area School, South Australia.
100% of staff who attended found the PPEP Talk® useful and age appropriate for their students. 100% of staff would like to see the PPEP Talk® come to their school again next year.
Teachers have said:
- I learnt a lot myself as a teacher, now I can better support my students going through these pains. Great presentation.
- I really enjoyed the speaker’s approach, she made it fun, informative, relaxed and comfortable for the students.
- Very good presentation which created very valuable discussion amongst students