Artist Lorraine Ashley talks Catamenial Pnuemorthorax

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Catamenial Pneumorthorax defined as: A rare ailment that affects only 1% of women in America. It is the onset of lung collapse is less than 72 hours after menstruation. Typically, it occurs in women aged 30–40 years, but has been diagnosed in young girls as early as 10 years of age and post menopausal women (exclusively in women of menstrual age) most with a history of pelvic Endometriosis. Author and playwright Vanessa Richardson share their story of living with Catamenial Pnuemothorax. Lorraine Ashley turned Menstruating Lungs Into Art air-of-hysteria-lorraine . Vanessa Richardson has written a nonfiction title, The Certain Ones.

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