Bad period pain hits 25% of schoolgirls

A quarter of senior Australian schoolgirls suffer from period pain so severe it damages their livelihood and their class attendance record, research shows.

new study by a team of specialists led by Dr Anne Sneddon shows that a "significant proportion" of these teenagers may be suffering early symptoms of endometriosis, a debilitating reproductive condition which can cause lifelong distress and infertility.

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