Talking about periods is about education, empowerment, health awareness, and reducing the stigma around a natural process. The Period Panel is here to do just that. Through conversations with distinguished guests, the Period Panel aims to highlight the importance of having conversations round periods to help girls and women embrace their bodies, feel more confident, and, in the long run, contribute to a more informed and equitable society.
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Pharmacist Jess Redden Debunks Period Myths
Pharmacist and fitness enthusiast Jess Redden shares her professional knowledge on the menstrual cycle, discussing the most common period and menstrual cycle symptoms, period myths, exercising during pregnancy and more.
Dr Stephanie Ooi & Dr. Kiran Rahim Talk Periods and Cultural Taboos
A fantastic conversation with two highly knowledgeable guests, Dr. Stephanie Ooi (General Practitioner) and Dr. Kiran Rahim (Paediatrician). They share their professional insights on periods and menstrual cycles, the importance of being educated on puberty and menopause, cultural influences and explain the benefits of exercise while on your period.
Avril Flynn on her Endometriosis Diagnosis & What to Look Out For
Avril Flynn is a midwife, childbirth educator and hypnobirth practitioner. In this episode, she sheds light on the significance of educating both boys and girls about bodies, offering valuable tips for parents on how to approach these conversations with their children. She also shares her personal journey with endometriosis, discussing its symptoms and impact on her life.
Sarah Davies Talks Periods, Birth Control & Weightlifting
Olympic Weightlifter and Coach, Sarah Davies, join us on the Period Panel discussing how her period affected her performance at the Olympic Games. In this episode, Sarah talks about the importance of open conversations as an athlete and coach, with a view to performance and how to get the best out of your body at the right time.
Hayley Nolan: Periods, taking away the TABOO & discussing the possibilities of Irish Football Team moving away from white shorts?
Hayley Nolan is a professional soccer player, who currently plays for Crystal Palace and has earned caps for Ireland's National team. Hayley talks about the importance of taking away the taboo when talking about periods, sharing how her period has affected her physical performance on the field, and how preparation is key to feeling comfortable with that on the pitch.