Splash Biography

KARLEY YUNG, Yale sophomore teaching Biomedical Engineering

Major: Biomedical Engineering

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! My name is Karley Yung and I am a sophomore studying biomedical engineering. I am super passionate about menstrual equity and love talking and educating about periods. I have taught the Splash class "Periods, Pads, and Period Poverty" before with YaleBleeds, and I worked extensively with menstrual equity in high school as well. I will be teaching "Sustainable Menstrual Products 101" this semester as a collaboration with GREEN at Yale and YaleBleeds!

Past Classes

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X4660: Sustainable Menstrual Products 101 in Splash Fall 2022 (Oct. 29, 2022)
Learn all about sustainable/reusable menstrual products here! We will talk about menstrual cups and discs, reusable period underwear, reusable pads, and more! We will demonstrate how to use various products, as well as talk about the health, environmental, and monetary benefits of using these products. Our hope is to make knowledge about sustainable menstrual products more accessible!

X4541: Period, Pads, and Period Poverty in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 16, 2022)
YaleBleeds would like to teach a class about menstrual equity and health. We will discuss topics ranging from how to put in a tampon, why we bleed, managing periods, methods of birth control, and the worldwide inaccessibility of hygiene products. Menstrual health is a taboo topic. However, if not addressed, it can cause serious physical and mental health consequences. Statistics show that 25% of women have missed a class because they get their periods and don’t have access to menstrual products. Further, miseducation can lead to fatal illnesses such as toxic shock syndrome and undiagnosed hormone-induced depression. Raising awareness for menstrual health is essential for the safety for all menstruators. This would be our fourth year teaching this class!