Sadly there's a lot of debate around whether periods are painful or not.

The truth is that the experience varies from person to person. While some have no pain, others experience severe cramps. These cramps may be in the stomach and lower abdominal region. And could even extend to the back and thighs.

What is important is to not dismiss or believe someone's experience. Extreme pain during periods is as real and common as mild or no pain.

We need to respect and accommodate differences.