A nationwide online survey collected information from 4,202 teenagers and young women in Australia, about how their periods affected their education – either at school, university or VET.
Endometriosis affects 10% of women, but many live with painful symptoms of the condition for years without a diagnosis. A lack of non-invasive screening tools and normalisation of period pain both play a role in this.
Exercise can help relieve period pain.
When it comes to managing endometriosis, what works for one woman may not be the best choice for another.
Many women are prescribed the pill without a definitive diagnosis of endometriosis.
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.