Emppu, endometriosis, 19 years.
My period started when I was 14. Before that, I wondered why I didn't have my period already, as all my friends had theirs. In hindsight, I'm grateful that I didn't start my period at the age of 11 because after the first six months, I had already experie
Jenni, endometriosis, 27 years.
I'm Jenni, a 27-year-old battling endometriosis. I've had stomach problems all my life, more or less. Until my twenties, the stomach problems didn't really limit my life.
Nanne, endometriosis, 25 years.
My endometriosis started to show symptoms as soon as my period started. For a long time, I had no idea that the severe pain and heavy bleeding were in any way abnormal.
Nancy, endometriosis, 30 years.
I remember that when I was young, I was looking forward to my first period. After all, all the other girls’ periods had already started. Now that I think about it after all these years, I wish the whole period hell never started.
Asta, vulvodynia, 31 years.
It was 2007, and I had just moved to Tampere to start my studies. On the very first day of school, my attention was drawn to a boy with black, fluffy hair and a picture of my favourite band’s lead singer on his T-shirt.
Teresa, PCOS, 30 years.
In 2013, I mentioned to my doctor that my dream for the near future was to start a family. My sister was diagnosed with endometriosis at the time, so there was a high probability that I would have it, too.
Marjukka, adenomyosis, 53 years.
Two years ago, my gynaecologist diagnosed me with adenomyosis. I have never had endometriosis, so for me, the disease is not associated with endometriosis.
Riikka, PCOS and vulvodynia, 28 years.
PCOS has probably been a part of me since before I was born. I think I inherited the tendency from my grandmother, although, of course, no one can say for sure.