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Lifting the lid on period poverty in higher education: a student engagement perspective

Ennis, A, Donovan-Hall, L, Standing, KE and Mistry, V (2021) Lifting the lid on period poverty in higher education: a student engagement perspective. Innovations in Practice, 14 (1). pp. 23-31. ISSN 1757-921X

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Abstract

In 2018/19, Liverpool John Moores University became the first university in England to offer free menstrual products on campus. This paper shares insights from the project – called The Free Period – which was established to tackle period poverty, or menstrual hygiene management (MHM). The authors reflect on student engagement as a significant proportion of menstruators had missed classes owing to period poverty. The paper highlights the need for better dialogue and communication to: improve data; tackle stigma and taboos; and cultivate healthier relationships on campus.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Education
Humanities & Social Science
Publisher: LJMU
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 10:41
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2021 11:45
DOI or Identification number: 10.24377/LJMU.iip.vol14iss1article487
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14358

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