Welcome to Your Period
Author: Yumi Stynes (author), Dr Melissa Kang (author), Jenny Latham (illustrator)
Getting your period for the first time can be mortifying, weird and messy – and asking questions about it can be even worse. But it doesn’t have to be like that!
Packed with honest advice on managing Aunt Flo like a boss, WELCOME TO YOUR PERIOD inducts pre-teens into the secret society of menstruation: from demystifying what cramps feel like, to whether you can feel it coming out, to what you should do if your pad leaks on to your dress. With equal measures of warm, big-sisterish wisdom and medical myth-busting, there are tons of case studies, first-person accounts and questions, making it the must-have book for every pre-teen.
A frank, funny and age-appropriate illustrated guide to getting your period.
Yumi Stynes is a writer, broadcaster, television presenter, food fanatic, fitness enthusiast and mother-of-four - including two teenage girls. Yumi’s latest book is Welcome To Consent, following the best-selling Welcome to Your Period.
Among her daily responsibilities, she presents a national radio show on the KIIS network called The 3pm Pickup. She also hosts an ABC podcast
Melissa Kang is Associate Professor in the Specialty of General Practice at the Sydney Medical School. She has an interest in adolescent and young adult health and sexual health, particularly in improving the interactions and engagement between young people and the health system. She teaches into the Sydney Medical School MD program in the community term and contributes to the child and adolescent and perinatal and women’s curricula. She regularly teachers GP registrars in consultation skills with adolescents. She has been research supervisor for several academic GP registrars and Higher Degree by Research students. Her research into access to health services for young people spans over 20 years and has contributed to policy and practice in Australia. She is an Associate Editor for Family Practice OUP.
Jenny Latham is an illustrator from Worthing. She studied Illustration BA(hons) at Falmouth University and now enjoys working on female-related creative projects.