Period Pain

The issue:

Period pain is common and 20–30% of young women with dysmenorrhea take time off school or activities due to pain (and related symptoms). 

Early recognition and appropriate management can prevent long term issues.

The reflective webinar series aims to bring together multiple elements of the training program to deepen understanding of the core competencies required in working with adolescents and high risk young people.

We recommend that participants either listen to this podcast or read the following blogs and articles prior to this session:

To listen

To read

To ‘scope or not to ‘scope, that is the question: Open Access:

Period Pain:

Periods are extraordinary events, and it’s ok to skip them:

Women’s pain:

Our Presenter: Professor Sonia Grover has extensive experience in paediatric and adolescent gynaecology having worked in this field for over 20 years. She is the director of Gynaecology at the Royal children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognise pain and bleeding syndromes that require further management and or investigation 
  • Describe the relationship between retrograde menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain syndromes
  • Demonstrate best practice approaches to management of menstrual pain 
  • Evaluate when to manage in primary are and when to refer to specialist services

This activity is approved by RACGP as a time based CPD with RACGP.

Certificates are made available upon request.

This event has passed, but you can catch up on some on some of the content presented.

The didactic presentation at the beginning of this session built upon the content and themes covered in the podcast.

To watch:

To view:

For those viewing as catch-up content:, it is recommended that you continue to view the powerpoint presentation beyond the length of the recorded didactic. The interactive components (not released) covers off on the medical management of period pain, heavy bleeding and associated symptoms and can be completed as a self-paced activity.

Please note: The didactic presentation was recorded for sharing after the webinar. In respect of the privacy of participants and the confidentiality of patients, the interactive discussion will not be made available after the session. 

Resources mentioned:

Self Bleeding Assessment Tool: