March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.
Endometriosis is a condition affecting 1 in 10 women and can have a huge impact on all aspects of a person’s life – including both their physical and mental health.
Despite affecting 1.5million women in the UK, the condition takes on average 8 years to diagnose.
This can have a big impact on people’s careers, education, relationships and fertility.
A recent report by the APPG on Endometriosis in October 2020 found that:
- Average diagnosis time for endometriosis is a shocking 8 years – the same statistic as it was a decade ago
- Prior to getting a diagnosis and with symptoms: 58% visited their GP more than 10 times; 43% visited doctors in hospital over 5 times; 53% visited A&E.
- 90% would have liked access to psychological support yet was not offered this.
You can find out more about Endometriosis by clicking here.
You can also get involved with awareness raising this month by taking on a 1 in 10 challenge for the 1 in 10 with endometriosis. Either move 10, bake 10, Quiz 10 or make up your own challenge.
For more info visit: https://endometriosis-uk.org/awareness-month-2021
Get involved with Endometriosis UK and help continue to support those affected by endometriosis
Endometriosis devastates the lives of women and their families. One in ten women endure unrelenting pain that affects every aspect of their lives each day. Endometriosis UK provide vital support services, reliable information and a community for those affected by endometriosis.
Help us improve the lives of women with endometriosis by getting involved with the work we do.
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