Heavy Menstruation

Menstrual Conditions – A Much-needed Conversation

For tens of millions of women around the world, menstruation regularly, and often catastrophically, disrupts their physical, mental, and social wellbeing(1). A normal menstrual cycle has a frequency of 24–38 days, lasts 7–9 days, and results in 5–80 mL of blood loss. However, variations in any of these 4 parameters constitute abnormal uterine bleeding(2), which…

Endometriosis

Endometriosis: Not Just a Heavy Period

What is endometriosis? In the United Kingdom (UK), 1 in 10 women of reproductive age suffers from endometriosis[1]. This amounts to approximately 1.5 million women, which is similar to the number of women with diabetes[2]. Endometriosis can affect women of any age and is the second most common gynaecological condition in the UK (after fibroids)[3],…