From the moment of her first menstrual period, Julie Bragg suffered pain. But what does that mean, “pain,” when all girls everywhere are told a little cramping is normal. What’s “cramping?” And what’s “normal?”
But this was pain of a particular nature. Bragg was eventually diagnosed with endometriosis – a condition where the tissue that normally lines the uterus or womb grows elsewhere in the body. Symptoms include significant pain, pain during sex, infertility, fatigue and intestinal disturbances.