Here’s another film about getting your period!

Meet brave Nurse Jansen, who speaks confidently about womanly changes.

Watch melancholy Molly, a a girl named Barbara!!, and the other girls in the sad-looking class as they voice their questions.

Hear the nurse’s stern warnings about skating, volleyball, basketball, or square dancing during menstruation.

See the real things: a sanitary belt, pads, and tampons. Move over Walt Disney (maker of the last film), here comes a stronger dose of reality.

This film was made around 1953. I was surprised the nurse talks about tampons. I didn’t realize they were used then, especially by girls.



Barbara Younger

Barbara Younger blogs from her home in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Along with Friend for the Ride: Encouraging Words for the Menopause Roller Coaster (, she writes books for children and adults. She lives in an old house with her husband Cliff. and collections of everything from dolls to buttons to bookmarks. She's the mother of two grown daughters and the grandmother to one adorable baby boy!

2 Responses to Another Menstruation Movie. Meet Nurse Jansen!

  1. Barbara Younger

    Hi Deborah,

    I’m doing a guest post gig. You might want to check out some of my posts.I’ve had fun:

    The woman I’m working with sent me the first just for fun because she knew I’d like it. I think the other one popped up near it on U-tube.

    Glad you like them! The girls and nurse are so somber in the last one. They’d be in their 70’s plus now. I wonder how their menopause was!?

    on August 7, 2012 at 1:39 pm Barbara

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