A myth is belief that many people have that isn’t true. There are many
myths about periods but it’s time to face the facts!
Menstrual blood is unclean and dirty!
Menstrual blood is a normal and healthy part of being a girl!
You should be proud of your periods. Many people and cultures can make a girl feel
about her period, but it is how nature allows for women to bear life. It is nothing to
I can't get pregnant if I have sex after my period.
Having unprotected sex at any time can make you pregnant!
The risk of getting pregnant from sex is always real, no matter what time of the month it
is. Adult women can have days when they are less likely to get pregnant (safe days). HOWEVER
adolescent girls do not. During your teenage years, your body is still developing. your
menstrual cycle can suddenly change, so you can’t predict or rely on safe days.
When a girl starts her period, that means she has had sex!
Periods happen because of puberty NOT sex!
Periods are something almost every girl experiences because of going through puberty. It has
nothing to do with whether or not she has had sex. It only indicates that a girl can become
pregnant IF she has unprotected sex.
You shouldn’t eat meat or beans on your period!
Girls need iron rich foods like beans and meat during their periods!
It is especially important to eat iron-rich foods during your periods, because you lose some
blood. Meats, legumes, (like beans and lentils), and green-leafy vegetables are the perfect
foods to eat during that time!
Nia Teen magazine provides girls with Menstrual health information to help them navigate puberty. Read More