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Absences due to periods should not negatively affect a student’s grade. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Honesty is the best policy for periods

By Katie Schmidt
Published September 16, 2018

One morning last spring, I was lying in bed, feeling drained and dizzy, with an excessive amount of lower abdominal pain. It was the second day of my period....

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