Your Stories: Marina

Your Stories: Marina

I started my first period at age 10. Being only in year 4 it was extremely petrifying and what made it worse was that it was paired with a whole lot of pain. My mother told me that it was all part of being a woman. 2004 – 2008 were four years of heavy periods, days...
Your Stories: James & Hitesha

Your Stories: James & Hitesha

“Culture and Pain: Growing up I’m quite sure my mother taught me about periods and the pain associated with it. I don’t really remember it. When it comes to women’s health, all I remember from my childhood was the first time a girl in my year six class explained to...
Your Stories: Tina

Your Stories: Tina

Hi Ladies, I follow this Facebook page and Syl’s blog and I remember last year reading an article about how Syl went to a family wedding and her Mum had to pick her up off the floor in the bathroom. It resonated with me because it reminded me a lot of myself and my...
Your Stories: Tamra

Your Stories: Tamra

When Tamra returned to the GP for her ultrasound results he was away. She was terrified by what his replacement told her. This is Tamra’s story.  I have had excruciating periods my whole life. The first year of my periods I had extreme pain, heavy bleeding and I...
Your Stories: Jess Belle

Your Stories: Jess Belle

I wanted to share my endo story. I don’t have any friends with it or anyone who understands. I got my period at 11, and bled 7 days straight. I was diagnosed with “precocious puberty”. I had injections once a month every month to slow down my puberty. But it didn’t...