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Females Supporting Specific Needs

Menstruation Shorts: Creating a Supportive Environment and Network

In the first of five resources, the Welsh Institute of Performance Science’s Natalie Brown highlights the importance of creating a supportive environment and network for female participants, particularly when discussing the menstrual cycle

A support network is important for female athletes and coaches. Coach and athlete conversations and parental involvement, where necessary, all help to create a supportive environment and will ensure that, if concerns are raised, you already have the right people involved to help the individual find the best solution.

Importantly, if periods are irregular or absent, this includes seeking medical advice.

In this video, the Welsh Institute of Performance Science’s Natalie Brown highlights the importance of creating a supportive environment and network for female participants.

Consider

How will you start the conversation with your participants and their support network to discuss this important aspect of their training?

 

Related Resources

  • The Menstrual Cycle: Female Athletes' Experiences and Perceptions

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  • Understanding the Menstrual Cycle

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  • Menstrual Health: Understanding Menstrual Dysfunctions

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