Disability and Periods

Disabled people have periods – it happens. Some may have easy menstrual cycles whilst others may experience trickier periods, with heavy bleeding, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, anaemia and much more – no matter what their disability or health condition.

Disability Horizons magazine’s writer, Emma Purcell, spoke to the disability community to find out about their experiences of having periods, including accessing contraception, sanitary products and public toilets, dealing with symptoms, having periods while using catheters, relying on support during periods and other people’s attitudes and misconceptions.

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