March is Endometriosis Month which is widely promoted across the world, the aim is to increase awareness, and highlight the symptoms of the debilitating condition that affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide.
Endometriosis is a condition that effects 1 in 10 women but can take an average of 7 and half years to be diagnosed. This is an incredibly long diagnosis time and unacceptable to many. The main focus of the awareness month is to talk about the symptoms of Endometriosis with the hope that this will bring quicker diagnosis and treatment for woman across the world. The disease can have a devastating effect on the quality of life for sufferers due to the extreme painful symptoms and the infertility it can bring.
Having a business or work place who understand Endometriosis is highly beneficial to the millions of women who suffer from this, which is why there is also an opportunity for employers to explore flexible and practical adjustments in the workplace.
A common phrase used with Endometriosis is “Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist”
For more information on Endometriosis including symptoms, treatments and support go to - https://endometriosis-uk.org/