Today, more than 800 million people will have a period. And of those people, many know the anxiety that can come with playing sports during that time of the month. What if there’s leakage? How do I play through the pain?
Layshia Clarendon gets it. “I have had a period since I was in middle school,” said the Minnesota Lynx player. “Especially wearing white uniforms, it unfortunately just becomes code with athletes to be like, ‘I’m on my period, check me!’”