Period spot checks may cause lasting psychological impact, experts warn – Malaysiakini

Period spot checks are “a form of bullying” that can have a negative impact on young girls for many years afterwards, said psychological experts in calling for the Education Ministry to put a stop to such a practice.

The Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) pointed out that the inspection of menstrual signs by religious teachers on schoolgirls for missing prayer sessions could also affect the mental health of students.

“Period spot checks on school girls as highlighted recently are disgraceful and can be construed as a form of bullying.

“Like all other forms of bullying, the psychological impact can cause anxiety, depression and low self-esteem, resulting in poor performance at school or complete disinterest in schooling altogether.

“Repeated period shaming in schools can also have…

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