How does the prevalence of dysmenorrhea vary by age?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Karim Anton Calis, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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The most common causes of dysmenorrhea differ by age. The prevalence of this condition is estimated to be 25% among adult women and as high as 90% among adolescents.


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