Education suffers from period pain

22 June, 2021

A new study has revealed the impact menstrual disorders and period pain is having on the education of young women, as journalist Jessica Willis writes.

Menstrual disorders are highly prevalent in adolescents and young women.

Period pain affects about 75 percent of women under 25 worldwide, a figure that increases to 90 percent for young women in Australia.

Researchers from Western Sydney University, the University of South Australia and Middlebury College in the United States surveyed 4,202 young Australian women aged between 13-25 years old on their menstrual pain and academic achievement.

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