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Sunday 25 August 2019

Review: Welcome To Your Period (Your easy, no-dumb-questions guide to handling it like a boss)

Welcome To Your Period  (Your easy, no-dumb-questions guide to handling it like a boss) is an indispensable modern guide to menstruation, filled with honesty, humour and reassurance that everything is going to be alright.  This book is  definitely not stuffy or embarrassing - it is funny, fresh and vibrant, with something for every reader!

This book is for pre-teens and teens, but there is information that many parents, teachers and others will appreciate, as times, attitudes, and equipment for managing a period, have changed!

It contains relevant, easy-to-read sections, with case studies, stories and questions from a diverse range of young people. This book is for anyone who will get a period, or has just started, and everyone who cares about them.

The book is co-authored by Yumi Stynes (a second-gen Japanese-Australian TV and radio presenter, who also hosts the award-winning podcast, Ladies We Need To Talk) and Dr Melissa Kang (a medical doctor, university academic, and fifth-generation Malaysian-Chinese Anglo-Australian, who answered lots of questions as the longest-serving expert behind the Dolly Doctor column for Dolly Magazine). The colourful artwork by Jenny Latham, adds visual information in a fun and engaging way.

There is a useful section towards the back of the book about being an  ally - introducing ways to support someone who menstruates.

This book is highly recommended for anyone who has not quite started their periods, anyone who is still not sure how to manage their period like a boss, and anyone who cares about these young people.

Title: Welcome To Your Period  (Your easy, no-dumb-questions guide to handling it like a boss)
Authors: Yumi Stynes & Dr Melissa Kang
Illustrator: Jenny Latham
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $19.99
Publication Date: 1 August 2019
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760503512
For ages: 8+
Type: Non-fiction