The majority of women experience some cramping for one to two days in their periods.
Period pain usually begins soon after a girl starts menstruating, but commonly gets better as she gets older.
Girls star Lena Dunham suffers from endometriosis, a condition that affects one out of every ten women of menstruating age.
We must try harder to explore what causes endometriosis and not reinforce theories that imply fault on a woman's part, or are shaped by old ideas about women's roles and bodies.
One in ten women worldwide are thought to have endometriosis.
Women with endometriosis say it affects their whole life, but they receive little support for managing this condition, which doesn't have a cure or a treatment regime without nasty side effects.
Painful but not taboo.
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