Primary school 'excludes' girl with periodby RNZ
Call to introduce health education and sanitary bins at earlier age.
The girl only returned after her family donated a unit for her to use to dispose of her sanitary products.
Sarah Donovan, a research fellow at the University of Otago's public health department, told Nine to Noon the principal suggested the girl could go on the contraceptive pill.
"She was pretty distraught because being 10, that's pretty young to get your period anyway and she was just kind of coping with the self-management of that and then had the kind of added stigma of being excluded from school," she said.
"And the other suggestion from the school principal was that she be put on the contraceptive pill which the mother was also upset about," Dr Donovan said.
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