National guidelines are needed to provide sanitary facilities in primary schools

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7309.398 (Published 18 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:398
  1. Fiona Finlay, consultant community paediatrician,
  2. Rosemary Jones, consultant community paediatrician
  1. Bath and North East Somerset Primary Care Trust, Community Child Health Department, Bath BA1 3QE

    EDITOR—Whincup et al show that almost one in eight girls reaches menarche while still at primary school.1 They conclude that this fact needs to be taken into account when providing sanitary facilities for girls in primary schools. We agree wholeheartedly with this as current provision …

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