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Coker’s where the heck is my period? Spotlights women living with PCOS

By Tobi Awodipe
12 November 2022   |   2:19 am
TV host, actress and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) conqueror, Stephanie Coker-Aderinokun, is on a mission to raise awareness by amplifying the voices of brave women living with PCOS through her latest work, “Where The Heck is My Period?”

Stephanie Coker-Aderinokun wearing the infinity pleat gele at her wedding. Photo: Wedding Digest Naija

TV host, actress and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) conqueror, Stephanie Coker-Aderinokun, is on a mission to raise awareness by amplifying the voices of brave women living with PCOS through her latest work, “Where The Heck is My Period?”
  
Produced by Stephanie, the documentary features interviews with culturally diverse Nigerian women living with PCOS. Directed by Michael ‘AMA Psalmist’ Akinrogunde, the feature length documentary highlights the everyday struggles caused by the syndrome with interviews from gynecologists, pastors, public figures and native African doctors.

Riveting stories shared in the documentary include how a mum living with PCOS lost her child, who only lived for 30 minutes; a painful divorce stemming from one woman’s infertility struggles due to PCOS and many more heart-rending accounts.

Speaking about why it was important for her to produce the documentary, Coker-Aderinokun told The Guardian: “As someone living with PCOS since age 16 and being put on medication such as the contraceptive pill, I wanted to shed more light and educate people about this incurable disorder and hopefully help young girls going through the same issues.
    
“Where The Heck is My Period” will premiere during Africa International Film Festival 2022 (AFRIFF). Beyond the documentary, Coker’s NGO, The Future is Her, will continue advocacy to drive awareness, acceptance and aid for African women living with PCOS.