The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods

Sale price$32.00
Type
Hardcover
Dimensions
h248mm x w176mm x s12mm
Weight
440g
ISBN
9781785923241
Published
April 18, 2019
Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of Pages
96
Stock
In stock
About

Written by autistic author Robyn Steward, this is a detailed guide for young people aged 9 to 16 on the basics of menstruation. Created in consultation with young people, an online survey and a group of medical professionals, this is a book that teaches all people about periods, which can be a scary and overwhelming issue.Promoting the fact that everyone either has periods or knows someone who does, the book reduces the anxiety girls face in asking for help. It offers direct advice on what periods look and feel like and how to manage hygiene and pain. It also breaks up information using flaps and step-by-step photos of how to change pads and tampons, it discusses alternatives to tampons and pads, and gives information about possible sensory issues for people with autism.

This is a great guide for young women about periods. Full stop. What makes it helpful for autistics is its clarity, format, pictures, and practical advice.

Aimee Fritz