News Archive March 2017

27 March 2017

A new report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women’s Health shows that:

 

-          42% of women said that they were not treated with dignity and respect.

-          62% of women were not satisfied with the information that they received about treatment options for fibroids and endometriosis.

6 March 2017

 

 

In the first of our Awareness Week case studies, Elizabeth, 33 and from Bristol, tells us how many missed opportunities to diagnose endometriosis left her in debilitating pain and facing very difficult decisions.  

3 March 2017
Endometriosis Awareness Week Poster

Despite costing the UK economy £8.2 billion annually, being the second most common gynaecological condition in the UK and affecting 1 in 10 women in the UK (1.5 million), it still takes shocking average of 7.5 years to get diagnosed with endometriosis.
Endometriosis UK is calling for shorter diagnosis time to ensure better health and life outcomes for women affected. There is no cure for endometriosis, and it can only be diagnosed through surgery (laparoscopy). But having a diagnosis enables women to: