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Some errors occurred in the article: O'Flynn N. Menstrual symptoms: the importance of social factors in women's experiences. Br J Gen Pract 2006; 56: 950–957.
The final sentence of the introduction (page 951) should read: ‘An explicit recognition of the social rules relating to menstrual behaviour in our society may provide a context in which women's needs and choices can be more clearly understood.’
The final sentence of the third paragraph in the Method section (page 951) should read: ‘Coding and the development of analysis were discussed with an experienced qualitative researcher.’
Point 2 of Box 1 on page 952 should read: ‘She should avoid any episode of staining or leakage by changing activities, and/or by wearing adequate protection in advance of her period.’
The second sentence of the first paragraph on page 955 should read: ‘Simone was 57 years old and had experienced heavy periods for many years.’
The fourth sentence of the first paragraph of the section Strengths and limitations of the study (page 956) should read: ‘However, the verbatim accounts do not adequately communicate women's horror and fear of leakage threats which were emphasised by facial expressions and physical movement.’
The corrected version of this article is available online at www.rcgp.org.uk/bjgp.