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.
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