Campaign launched to raise awareness for endometriosis
- Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women of a reproductive age and in the UK alone there are 1.5 million women living with the incurable condition.
- A campaign led by Northern Quota Journalist Ben Thomas, aiming to raise awareness for endometriosis.
#EndoAware is a campaign raising awareness for endometriosis – a life changing condition affecting 1 in 10 women of a reproductive age.
In the UK alone around 1.5 million women are living with endometriosis, making it the second most common gynaecological condition in the UK.
Costing the UK economy over £8.2bn a year, in treatment, loss of work and healthcare costs, endometriosis is an incurable chronic condition where cells in the lining of the womb appear outside of the womb, in places such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes or elsewhere in the pelvic area.
Diagnosing endometriosis is not as simple as diagnosing something like a ‘broken leg’ and it can take over seven and a half years for a woman to be diagnosed with the condition. We believe this lengthy diagnostic process will shorten if more people are aware of what endometriosis really is.
Living with this complex condition, which affects almost the same amount of women who suffer with diabetes in the UK, is no easy feat and can leave sufferers facing day-to-day struggles. Anything from pelvic pain, heavy periods and infertility, to being unable to work or socialise, the list of challenges is endless.
Endo Aware aims to spread awareness of endometriosis by educating those who are in the dark when it comes to the condition, as well as being a platform for women to open up and tell their endometriosis story.
The conversation into endometriosis starts now.
Sign our petition to get endometriosis awareness into the school curriculum.
Sign our petition to improve the working environment for those living with endometriosis.
Sign our petition to improve the access of endometriosis experts within local GP’s.
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