When they have their first period, young girls from all over the world face the "myths of becoming a woman." Growing up in the Middle East though, girls are hammered with superstitious do's and don'ts at that pivotal period in their life.
After all, ovulation marks a milestone in young girls' mothers' lives.
Lebanon's Marsa Sexual Health Center asked women of different ages about the different things they had heard concerning "becoming a woman" and with this video the group aims to show that getting one's period is something natural that one should not hide, as is sometimes suggested in Middle Eastern society. The video aims to tackle both the misinformation that young girls are given, and the sense of shame that comes with menstruation.