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Pelvic pain: ‘There wasn’t a single Irish doctor who treated me with any level of empathy or respect’


by Jennifer McShane
22.06.21

Having dealt with pelvic pain for over 10 years, Jennifer McShane shares her own story, alongside another Irish woman who has also had to fight, as well as go abroad, to get the treatment she needs for her chronic illness.

My own pain journey started just before I turned 21. Pain in the pelvic area that would not subside. Using tampons was impossible, sex was worse. Smear tests would leave me in tears. I suffered in silence for a long time, gritted my teeth, and just got on with it (a very Irish reaction) before the pain turned from intermittent to constant. It was there when I woke, before I went to bed, no matter...

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