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Does Your Period Pain Feel ‘As Bad As a Heart Attack’? You’re Not Imagining It

Some women experience debilitating period cramps, but the medical community isn’t helping.

This article originally appeared on 09.14.17


Here's an article to send to every jerk in your life who denied you the right to complain about your period cramps: A medical expert says that some women experience menstruation pains that are “almost as bad as having a heart attack." John Guillebaud, who is a professor of reproductive health at University College London, spoke to Quartz on the subject, and said that the medical community has long ignored what can be a debilitating affliction, because it's a problem that mostly inconveniences women.

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