ERIC Number: ED294860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Becoming a Woman: Considerations in Educating Adolescents about Menstruation. Revised 1988. Working Paper No. 169.
Stubbs, Margaret L.; And Others
This paper reports findings that have emerged from several studies conducted concerning young girls' and boys' attitudes toward menstruation. The research work discussed included: (1) cross-sectional data about menarcheal experience and about attitudes toward menstruation from early adolescent girls in grades six through nine; (2) cross-sectional data on menstrual attitudes from females and males ranging in age from 11 to 63 years; and (3) retrospective data from college-aged females about their preparation for menstruation. In reporting the results of these studies, the emphasis is upon findings that are particularly instructive to individuals interested in designing effective menstrual education materials for use by both girls and boys. (JD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages, Females, Health Education, Human Body, Hygiene, Menstruation, Physical Development, Student Attitudes
Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, Wellesley, MA 02181 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Research and Women in Education (12th, Washington, DC, November 1986).