Media > Blog > Why we should talk about period pains

Media

Latest posts

Latest tweets

Why we should talk about period pains

Published on 14.11.2018 at 23:09

We don’t talk about periods enough, let alone period pain. But by not addressing this important conversation there're repercussions which leave many menstruators suffering in silence. Period pains, is a general and broad topic and there're various types of period pain.

 

Could be in relation to breast pain, bloating pains, lower back pain, menstrual cramps, even migraines, which can occur anytime during the menstrual cycle. You might get one of these symptoms, a few of them, or none at all. Then, there is the severity. This can greatly vary from person to person and change at different intervals in life.

 

Though, depending on the severity, can be a sign of an underlying condition or imbalance. Conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids and adenomyosis are often linked to severe pains. So, many go on assuming that this is a part of getting Periods, which is a common misperception that arises as a result of awareness and knowledge gaps in our society. We are on shaping menstrual health education.

 

It is a sad truth that as a result of these education and awareness gaps, many women and girls are having awful periods and thinking it’s supposed to be this way which affects how they think about and manage periods. We learn about periods in school with a branded guide about a few scientific pointers about the reproductive cycle.

 

Topics such as cramps, heavy bleeding, conditions or period pains are rarely included. This affects women's wellbeing as discomfort and pain are passed off as just ‘part and parcel’ of having a period.

Follow us

Latest Blog

The State of Youth Unemployment in the 21st Century

  • June 24th, 2019
  • |
  • Blog

  • Periods matter. Why we should talk about them.

  • April 16th, 2019
  • |
  • Blog

  • Latest Events

    Stand Against Drugs: International conference

  • April 16th, 2019
  • |
  • Event

  • PERIOD Empowerment Network: Kick-Off Meeting

  • April 8th, 2019
  • |
  • Event

  • Open Educational Resources

    Module: Counter-narrative campaigns

    Module: Counter-narrative campaigns Jul 15th, 2019Modules

    Charter4Change_Progress_Report-2019

    Charter4Change_Progress_Report-2019 Jul 11th, 2019Publications

    Emotional Awareness Training Tool

    Emotional Awareness Training Tool Nov 19th, 2018Training tools

    Youth Exchange-Drug Prevention Flyer

    Youth Exchange-Drug Prevention Flyer Nov 6th, 2018Dissemination materials

    So Many  Reasons   To commit

  • So Many   Ways To  Get Involved

  • 08 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

    85% GOES TO PROGRAMMES

    35 PROJECTS EXECUTED

    50 PARTNERS ENGAGED

    1200 YOUTH REACHED/YEAR

    ADDRESS


    NR ORG.: 995-456-575  |   STENERSGATA 8   |   0184 OSLO - NORWAY
    *Tel: 0047- 455-50-810    E-mail: info@terrampacis.org

    UPDATES


    ©2019 TERRAM PACIS.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.