A frank, funny, age-appropriate guide for pre-teens about getting your period, from Dr Melissa Kang (a former Dolly Doctor) and Yumi Stynes (all-round excellent woman).
Getting your period for the first time can be mortifying, weird and messy – and asking questions about it can feel even worse.
But it doesn’t have to be like that!
This little book is packed with honest advice on all the things you need to know: from what cramps feel like to whether you can feel it coming out, to what you should do if your pad leaks onto your clothes.
Welcome To Your Period includes case studies, first-person accounts and questions from real teens (and answers from real experts – us!) so you can manage your period like a boss.
Winner of the 2020 ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children. Longlisted for the 2020 ABDA Best Designed Children's Non-Fiction.
Author: Dr Melissa Kang, Yumi Stynes
Age Group: 8+
Dimensions: 18cm x 14cm
About the Authors:
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 about women's health called Ladies, We Need to Talk. The podcast focuses on female sexuality and social issues and is known for its directness and taboo-breaking conversations. Yumi presented an SBS documentary called 'Is Australia Sexist?', has given keynote speeches at Dark Mofo Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Department of Rural Health Sexual Health Conference, The Australian Women's Leadership Symposium, One of One International Women's Day Conference and was the fearless MC at the 2019 Women's March in Sydney. She is also the author of Zero F*cks Cooking and Endless Summer.
Dr. Melissa Kang: Most people know Dr Melissa Kang as the longest-serving expert behind the iconic Dolly Doctor column, but she’s also a practising medical doctor for marginalised young people and has academic roles at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney. She is fifth-generation Malaysian-Chinese Anglo-Australian, which makes specialising in adolescent sexuality and sexual health all the more interesting. She continues to speak about these topics in the mainstream media.