ERIC Number: EJ612400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Doing Harm in the Name of Protection: Menstruation as a Topic for Sex Education.
Diorio, Joseph A.; Munro, Jennifer A.
Gender and Education, v12 n3 p347-65 Sep 2000
Pubertal changes in girls and boys are treated differently in New Zealand schools. Girls learn about menstruation in a scientific, bleak manner, getting an unrealistic picture of growing up. Boys receive positive information about exciting, powerful bodily changes. By protecting girls from problems associated with menstruation, schools risk damaging their self-image, role conceptions, and attitudes toward their bodies and sexuality. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand