“When my period leaks through my pants, it really cramps my style”

– Jess Beaulieu and Natalie Norman, Canadian Comedians

Heavy periods suck and are not just part of being a woman. It’s time to talk heavy periods.

Say it out loud and tell a friend. 

1 in 5 women experience heavy blood loss, pain and exhaustion each month that has them trapped at home or constantly running to the bathroom to deal with a gush or prevent a leak. And yet, more than half of these women are unaware that heavy periods are a treatable medical condition called menorrhagia, also known as heavy menstrual bleeding.

This is the spot to find out if you have heavy periods, get armed with questions to ask your doctor and swap heavy period stories, because, let’s face it, if you have heavy periods, you’ve got a story.