It’s Not a Taboo, Period!

  • Faiza Ahmed Advance Educational Institute and Research Center
Keywords: Female Health, Menstruation, Puberty, Taboo


A teacher barged in our class who was not apparently used to teach us any subject, and said

“Your bodies are growing now, have you noticed??”

She tried to enlighten us about puberty without using the word “puberty”. She left after few minutes of talk perhaps because she had to give the same lecture in the other sections of 6th grade as well. We all were left confused, some were laughing however, everyone was curious, guys made fun of girls as usual. That was my first lesson about my body, I hadn't discussed it with anyone before, like others I also thought it was immoral, and private……..