You need to think about what shade of clothes you should wear, how you should sit, check for stains every hour, you shouldn’t let anyone know that you are on your periods because girl, that’s a SHAME. This is what we get in the name of menstrual education.
I don’t know why people feel embarrassed if, they get a stain on their dresses. They start making any possible excuse for it, the worst I remember is, “Oh! This stain is from ketchup, it was all over the chair and I accidentally sat on it.” I don’t know why the tiny stain of blood makes people so uncomfortable.
What are you ashamed of? Of not being pregnant? For being in pain? Or for working while bleeding? I don’t find any of these to be reasons to be ashamed about. Menstruation is not something to hide, it doesn’t make you impure or dirty. It’s okay if someone finds out that you are on your period. Tell them that you are having cramps instead of falsely blaming fast food. Be proud of the changes your body is going through, love yourself.
And it’s the duty of parents and schools to prepare and educate their children about the great shift they are going to face and how they should cherish their new self. And by education I don’t mean the shade of clothes they should wear, it should be about the new realm they are going to enter, the mood swings they will face, the cramps, the reason behind the bleeding and how to maintain menstrual hygiene. This should be not limited to girls, make your boys aware too.