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Katie Grant

Katie Grant writes news and features for The Independent, i, Independent on Sunday and Independent Voices.

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What I wish I'd been taught about periods

Many women around the world lack access to sanitary products or a toilet. Others are told to 'get on with it' if they are suffering with chronic period pain, or due to the taboo nature of the subject, left unaware of physiological changes - such as diarrhoea while menstruating can occur