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Most Effective Treatments for Menstrual Pain

Painful menstruation is the leading cause of lost time from school and work among women in their teens and 20s. “Dysmenorrhea” (the medical term for pain during menstruation that interferes with daily activities) affects about 25% of women, and about 65-90% … Continue reading

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Menstruation

A couple of years ago I read the autobiography of Waris Dirie (a woman who grew up in Somalia but moved to London at the age of 14). In her book she describes the horror of  the FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) that … Continue reading

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Menstrual problems in the workplace (and at school)

Many girls & women have very difficult periods every month, yet still have to go to school or work and pretend that ‘everything’s fine’. In the following video clip, Swedish hostess Eva Nazemson throws up (twice) in the middle of a live … Continue reading

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