Why I started the International Gynaecological (GYN) Awareness Day by Kath Mazzella OAM

WA's 2018 Senior Australian of the Year, Kath Mazzella, shares with Vicious Cycle the events that led her to create the International Gynaecological Awareness Day and how YOU can be involved.

Paigey’s story

Paigey's teenage years not only brought her period, they brought PMDD. The teen years are turbulent enough without the added burden of an invisible illness. In her very raw account of what those years were like for her, Paige addresses the fallout of not feeling supported by her parents, the impact her untreated PMDD had on her relationship and has some advice for families of teens who are in need of support. Trigger warning: Before you read this piece please be advised it deals with abuse including that of a physical nature.