Normalising conversations about menstrual pain so more women will seek help

Civil servant Siti Nur Fadilah suffers from endometriosis. ST PHOTO: FELINE LIM
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SINGAPORE – For 17 years, Ms Siti Nur Fadilah did not see a doctor despite enduring increasingly acute period cramps, even after she collapsed from pain in a public toilet at the age of 18 and had to be wheeled out in a wheelchair.

“I thought it was normal because I experienced the same thing every month and my mother thought it was normal too,” the 30-year-old civil servant told The Straits Times.

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