ByVeronica Ades

Veronica Ades, MD, MPH, is an obstetrician-gynecologist in New York City. She is an assistant professor at the NYU School of Medicine. She also works with Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Her personal blog can be found here and her MSF blog can be found here.

  1. Many people think their period is abnormal in some way, and that’s because menstruation is awful. It’s painful, kind of gross (Ed. note to all moon goddesses - not yours, obviously, yours is a Righteous Flow of Empowerment and it heals lepers), and incredibly inconvenient. But in some women, it actually is abnormal. How do you know if you’re one of them? I’m going to take several of the most common questions I get, and…