Menstrual Problems: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outlook

A major cause of lost time from work at child-bearing age, dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation) affects over 90 per cent of women at one time or another in their lifetime. A majority of these women do not have adequate knowledge of the phenomenon, which is both normal and natural in most cases and can be managed easily.

Briefly explaining the need for organising such a programme, Dr Shershah Syed, the president of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Pakistan, said that women generally lacked correct information about painful menstruation, which was the reason why myths continued to surround the subject.

Menstrual Problems: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outlook