The latest proposal, outlawing discussion on menstrual cycle in schools before grade six, has come from Stan Mclain. The proposal reportedly says that it would allow discussion and instruction on “acquired immune deficiency syndrome, sexually transmitted diseases, or health education” only in grades six through 12, generally meaning for children aged 12 to 18.

Girls typically have their first periods between the ages of 10 and 15, but some do so as young as nine.

“Imagine a little girl in fourth grade, going to the bathroom and finding blood in her panties and thinking that she is dying,” state representative Ashley Gantt, a Democrat, said in a video posted on Instagram.

“She doesn’t actually know what’s going on. And her teacher does not even have the ability to tell her that this is a part of life.”