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The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods

The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods

Changes during puberty, such as the onset of periods, are challenging for girls on the autism spectrum. Written from experience by an autistic woman, this straightforward guide to periods helps the reader to prepare in great detail, from hygiene to pain medication and sensory exp... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781785923241
Barcode 9781785923241
Published 15 April 2019 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Steward, Robyn
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ISBN-13 9781785923241
ISBN-10 1785923242
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date 15 April 2019
International Publication Date 18 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Steward, Robyn
Category Physiology
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 176mm
Height: 248mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 440g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Menstrual cycle, Autistic people - Life skills guides, Young women with disabilities - Life skills guides
NBS Text Medicine: General
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school;Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 612.662087
Catalogue Code 977217

Description of this Book

Written by autistic author Robyn Steward, this is a detailed guide for young people aged 9 to 16 on the basics of menstruation. Created in consultation with young people, an online survey and a group of medical professionals, this is a book that teaches all people about periods, which can be a scary and overwhelming issue. Promoting the fact that everyone either has periods or knows someone who does, the book reduces the anxiety girls face in asking for help. It offers direct advice on what periods look and feel like and how to manage hygiene and pain. It also breaks up information using flaps and step-by-step photos of how to change pads and tampons, it discusses alternatives to tampons and pads, and gives information about possible sensory issues for people with autism.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This book is excellent. Robyn has removed the stigmas and made discussion of periods part of growing up. She is to be congratulated on her clarity of thought, put to wonderful use in demystifying everything about periods. The book should be part of educating all young women. -- Mr Sanjay Vyas MD FRCOG, Consultant Gynaecologist, President British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Robyn Steward is an autistic woman with experience of mentoring others on the spectrum, and author of The Independent Woman's Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum 2013.

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