Male teacher told student to 'hold in' her period after she asked to go to the bathroom 4 years ago

Male teacher told student to 'hold in' her period after she asked to go to the bathroom

A male teacher allegedly told a student to "hold in" her period after she asked to go to the bathroom during class.

The 15-year-old girl was aware of a rule stating that bathroom breaks were not permitted in class, but she was worried her pad would leak.

The girl's mother said that when her daughter asked, the teacher refused and then told her to "hold it in" until break time.

Taking to parenting forum Mumsnet, the girl's mother wrote that her daughter wasn't "overly bothered" by the situation.

She included a breakdown of the conversation:

"Teacher: No, you know the rules
"Daughter: I really need it.
"Teacher: What did I just say?
"Daughter: It's a girl problem...
"Teacher: What do you mean?
"Daughter: Umm... I'm on my period
"Teacher: Break is only in half an hour, hold it in til then."

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The mother then asked the question that was on all of our lips after reading this exchange: "Surely even men have some basic idea that it doesn't work like that?"

This isn't the first time that a story of a young girl denied access to the bathroom when on her period has gone viral either.

In 2015, a frustrated mother took to Reddit to say that her 12-year-old daughter didn't go to the bathroom when she had "blood running down her leg" because she was afraid she would get detention.

The school responded by saying that they don't have a bathroom policy because some students could "take advantage of it."