WHEN YOUR PERIODS ARE DEBILITATINGLY PAINFUL...

Updated: Jul 24, 2019

*We have changed the interviewee's name in order to maintain her privacy.


No one should have to deal with painful periods. period.

Tea always had difficult periods, but it wasn’t until her junior year of college that she learned this was a symptom of a larger issue. The pain became debilitating, forcing her to stay in bed all day, until a day it was so bad that she was rushed to the emergency room, quaking in pain. She told the attending physician that she had missed her usual dose of painkillers that morning. He immediately attributed the intense pain to her own mistake, condescendingly scolded her, and walked out of the room.


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Tea paid $300 for the visit, a bottle of Midol, and returned home without any answers.


"No one should have to go to the emergency room for their period. It shouldn’t have to get to that." <