We knew that there was a demand for education around women, girls’ and menstruators’ bodies when several of our team were questioned about our clients' reproductive functions and period issues whilst handing out menstrual products at a drop in centre.
In discussion with gynaecologists and other sexual and reproductive health professionals, we were informed how infrequently the communities of people with whom BGP work visit medical clinics or make appointments with practitioners.
As a result, we have developed an educational platform, running sessions and workshops to support menstruating asylum seekers and refugees, helping them to understand more about their bodies, sexual and reproductive health, to care for themselves and their flow.
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Now bringing you Bloody Good Education via ZOOM babes.
It's going to take more than an unprecedented global pandemic, the closure of shops, pubs, restaurants, schools and, well frankly, everything, to stop us getting sexual and reproductive health education to those who need it!
We've only gone bloody digital!
And, have you heard about our Decolonising Menstruation education project? Yeah honeys, it's live and kicking and is also bloody VIRTUAL! The project, run in co-operation with Decolonise Contraception, is working with asylum seekers and refugees to end period shame, specifically within the unique experiences of menstruation for BPOC communities.
Of course, we miss running educational sessions and workshops IRL. We loved seeing the women and people we work with in actual 3D! Though we are finding that online education has its benefits too... for example, many attendees enjoy learning from the comfort of their homes, others are making the most of DIRECTLY asking our expert facilitators Qs in the chat, and we have loved collaborating with drop-ins to maximise attendance and erode barriers to entry (digital exclusion is a real thing, and we're trying to smash it!). Most importantly, attendees can STAY SAFE whilst also having their menstrual, sexual, and reproductive health needs met.
If you can, please donate and help these vital services to carry on running.
Periods (still) don't pause for pandemics..... period education shouldn't either.
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