Am I Number 5?

Am I Number 5?

1 in 5 women suffer with heavy periods (menorrhagia). Many women aren’t aware that it is a medical condition. They have put up with it for years or have given up trying to get treatment as nothing has helped and they’re unaware of the available treatment options.

Wellbeing of Women has joined forces with Hologic and Endometriosis UK to raise awareness that heavy periods are a medical condition that do not have to be ‘put up with’ and can be effectively treated.
The campaign kicked off with the launch at the BritMums Live event in London, on 30 September.

Here’s how you can get involved in the campaign below and help fundraise for us too!

1. Take a photo

To reflect the 1 in 5 women living with heavy periods, paint one of your fingernails on each hand a different colour to the others. Get your phone out and take a photo. Gorgeous!

2. Post to Instagram or Facebook

Share the photo of your amazing nails publicly to Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook and nominate your friends to do their own. Add hashtag #aminumber5 and link to

3. Step 3

For every photo shared publicly, Hologic will donate £1 to charity partners Wellbeing of Women and Endometriosis UK *up to a maximum of £10,000.

Heavy periods that occur over a number of cycles, is one of the most common gynaecological complaints. Some women experience it from a young age, but many women only experience it after the ages of 30 or 40 e.g. after stopping the pill or after having children. Fortunately, it’s not a life-threatening condition, but excessive loss of blood, prolonged and irregular periods and bleeding between periods can have a dramatic impact on your life.

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