50 British sports stars launch a campaign to normalize menstruation

50 British sports stars launch a campaign to normalize menstruation

One of the subjects that hides the most taboos in the sports world is tradition. It is this complex process that all women seem to go through for a long period of their lives and face any sporting practice. Numerous studies show that one in four female athletes decides to leave their promising careers at an early age because of this.

Now, a large group of female athletes United Kingdom He wanted to start a project aiming to normalize this process. It’s a common thing in everyday life, but it becomes a problem for many athletes. This initiative is led by the British athletics star Dinah Asher-Smith.

finally European ChampionshipDina was unable to complete the grand finale of the 100-meter run, precisely because of cramps caused by going through a complicated menstrual period. A few days later, she recovered and won the silver medal in the 200m sprint.

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She was impressed by the Dina case and was assured that there were very few studies linking the effects of menstruation with sports performance. While all elite athletes are affected once a month throughout their careers, it is rarely talked about.

Dina Asher-Smith Imani-Lara Lansiquot, Daryll Neita and Asha Philip celebrate their medals in the 4x100 at the Tokyo Olympics

Dina Asher-Smith Imani-Lara Lansiquot, Daryll Neita and Asha Philip celebrate their medals in the 4×100 at the Tokyo Olympics

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That’s why Dina Asher-Smith wanted to lead this big group of 50 elite athletes who wanted to create a big claims campaign, and she wanted more attention to be given to the athletes who have to deal with these complex situations. During this loss at the European Championships, Dina demanded more attention so the stars could face these situations with greater support:More people need to look at this from a sports science perspective, because that’s important. And people don’t always talk about it.”

The star of British and world athletics argues that something that is still a physiological process must be given complete normality. It also gives athletes greater consideration of injury, pain or physical problems caused by the rule.

New ‘pro-period’ project

That’s why this large group of 50 elite athletes launched the ‘Speak Era’ campaign. The main aim is to give the normalization that an issue that affects half of the population, the entire women’s sector, deserves. This large group of stars rejects the idea that the rule is covered under a blanket of detour, taboo, or stereotype.

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famous sports brand adidas A study conducted last year states that 25% of girls who play sports quit sports during adolescence due to problems caused by their first menstruation and the social weight it carries for them. Fear that their periods might recede has taken a toll on many young women.

Dina Asher-Smith Imani-Lara Lansiquot, Daryll Neita and Asha Philip celebrate medals at Tokyo 2020

Dina Asher-Smith Imani-Lara Lansiquot, Daryll Neita and Asha Philip celebrate medals at Tokyo 2020

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Other studies go even further and show that 64% of school-age girls will stop playing sports because of menstrual pain and episodes of period embarrassment. All for fear that it might be a minor visual mishap.

This happens to young girls, but not that young. selection England women’s soccer asked to play last European championship with off-white pants Because they were afraid of what would happen if they were on their period, which may have caused quite embarrassing images for them. Now, this group of 50 athletes seeking to change the UK’s consciousness on this issue plans to spread their campaign across the planet.

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