Investigating Attitudes towards Menstruation in Young Women


The beginning of menstruation can be a life-changing transition for girls. Many young girls experience menstruation with insufficient support. Receiving appropriate education may be challenging due to cultural taboos around menstruation. Lack of education may progress into unknown fear, leading to the development of negative attitudes towards menstruation. Currently, little evidence exists on girl’s attitudes towards the menstrual cycle and the underlying differences between positive and negative attitudes towards the menstrual cycle. The aim of this study is to describe young girls' attitudes towards menstruation. The survey will take approximately 20-35 minutes to complete and can be accessed by this link


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Transgender, Other, Female

Eligible ages: 14 to 18

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

1. Have access to a computer or a mobile device and 20-25 minutes of time to complete the survey
2. Currently live within Alberta
3. Experienced menstruation
4. Age between 14-18

Exclusion criteria:

1. Does not currently live within Alberta
2. Have not experienced menstruation
3. Not within the age range of 14-18


This study is not currently accepting expressions of interest via the website. Please see contact information below.

Additional information

Contact information

Dr. Doyle-Baker email: Yeeun (Jessica) Choi email

Principal investigator:

Patricia Katherine Doyle-Baker

Clinical trial: