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1 in 5 girls teased because of periods.

1 in 5 girls teased because of periods.

One in five girls and young women are teased or bullied because of their periods and many suffer in silence, according to a study.

The poll of 1,000 UK girls aged between 14 and 21 reveals 20 per cent have experienced teasing or bullying around their periods – with only half telling anyone about it.

 

 

Some 67 per cent said abuse was mainly occurring in schools, with 66 per cent saying they have missed classes because of their period.

 

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