Asanda Matlhare
Intern Journalist
3 minute read
5 Mar 2021
5:53 am

Endometriosis: The pain of being a woman

Asanda Matlhare

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, launched by the Endometriosis Association in 1993.

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It’s something people don’t like to talk about in open company, but it is something which regularly invades my world and removes me from reality because I become bedridden. Endometriosis has disrupted my life. Every now and again when I am on my period, I experience abdominal and spinal pain, but my mood swings and nausea get to the point where I don’t drink water as often as I should or eat supper because of fear that I will throw up. This is also a time where I am highly self-conscious because I usually have a heavy flow that I...