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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Sports Competitors: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is adequate support for sportswomen dealing with the effect of periods. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme remove filter
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 256955 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Periods should never be a taboo subject. Women and girls should never feel embarrassed to speak out about their menstrual cycle and how it affects their performance.</p><p> </p><p>We have a responsibility to break down barriers for women and ensure that coaches and sporting organisations are able to help female athletes reach their full potential. I welcome the work that the English Institute of Sport are doing through their SMARTHer campaign to open up conversations amongst athletes, coaches and staff in high performance sport around athletes’ menstrual cycles in order to improve support. Sport England are also supporting the new government taskforce to tackle period poverty, primarily around actions to tackle the stigma and taboos relating to women in sport (and particularly their impact on teenage participation in physical activity in schools).</p> more like this
answering member constituency Eastleigh remove filter
answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T14:49:30.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:49:30.693Z
answering member
4513
label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this