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In the News 05.08.19
05 August 2019 - 11:01

In the News 05.08.19

Painful stomach cramps and a heavy flow? Signs your period symptoms aren’t normal

  • Journalist Hattie Gladwell reports on PCOS and why it’s important to see a doctor if you’re experiencing heavy periods.
  • Periods can be different for everyone in terms of length and flow, but significant changes or severe symptoms could be a sign that there is something wrong.
  • 10% of women worldwide have endometriosis and one in five people in the UK having PCOS.
  • It’s normal for periods to be heavy but bleeding through one or more pads or tampons in an hour could be a sign of other complications, again including PCOS, a hormone imbalance, bleeding complications or even a sign of a miscarriage.
  • Read the full article in The Metro here

Women face discrimination over their periods at work: ‘It’s just an excuse to act like a b****’

  • Women are facing discrimination over their periods in the workplace and colleagues are not taking their pain seriously and subjecting them to scathing comments, according to a new poll.
  • Carried out by a Chartered Institute of Personnel Development training specialist, the survey found around half said they faced significant stigma. Almost a third said co-workers did not take period pain seriously.
  • Six in 10 said they would not feel comfortable talking about periods at all with either colleagues or managers due to the taboo which surrounds menstruation.
  • Read the full article in The Independent here

HACK YOUR HORMONES Don’t be at the mercy of your period – make your monthly cycle work for you and be happier and healthier than ever

  • One 2016 study found that less than a third of women knew about the different reproductive hormones, and only half were able to say when their next period was likely to be
  • It’s important for women to track their periods in order to know what a normal cycle is like for them and what could be a sign that something’s not right,” says Dr Christine Ekechi, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Imperial College Healthcare.
  • Read the full article in the Sun here

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