5 Period Myths That Need To Be Addressed

3. Women exaggerate about cramps

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The pain we get during a period is real. We’re not talking about headaches or bumping into sharp corners. Some of us have to take off work and curl up in bed, hoping the pinching cramps will subside because it’s that bad. 

This condition even has a medical name: dysmenorrhea. 

In fact, around 20 percent of women have dysmenorrhea that’s severe enough to interfere with their daily activities. This condition affects our ability to concentrate, makes us more anxious, and can make us downright unpleasant. It’s also not anything you’ve experienced before so you shouldn’t be forming opinions on whether or not we are exaggerating. (Source: healthline.com)

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