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Scottish Sun Online launches ambitious new campaign to end endometriosis and period stigma

Today marks the launch of an ambitious new campaign by the Scottish Sun Online to break down the stigma around periods and raise awareness of endometriosis, the chronic, long-term condition that affects 1 in 10 women across the UK.

The Scottish Sun Online’s Endo Period Stigma campaign will run until endometriosis awareness month in March 2020 and encourages businesses in Scotland to become Endometriosis Friendly Employers to enable long term, positive change towards endometriosis and menstrual health.

Endometriosis UK statement in response to Parliamentary debate on endometriosis in the workplace

A Westminster Hall debate on Endometriosis workplace support has been scheduled for Tuesday 29 October 2019, initiated by Rt Hon Alec Shelbrooke MP.

BBC research announced today is a wake-up call to provide better care for the 1.5 million with endometriosis

A new research study conducted by the BBC has revealed the devastating impact endometriosis is having on women’s lives – including their education, career, sex life, and mental health, with around half stating they have experienced suicidal thoughts.  


The BBC gathered the experiences of more than 13,500 women with endometriosis in the UK, making it the largest study of its kind. Of those who took part:

Endometriosis sufferers in Scotland set to benefit from new funding

Women in Scotland with endometriosis are set to benefit from new funding from the Scottish Government to support Endometriosis UK.

The project will help Endometriosis UK develop their services in Scotland, by training more volunteers, and providing more resources to reach more women across Scotland.

Rankin turns his lens on endometriosis in new exhibition with Standard Life and Endometriosis UK

  • Internationally-renowned portrait photographer Rankin has teamed up with life savings company Standard Life and charity Endometriosis UK to shine a light on endometriosis with the ‘Beyond the Invisible’ exhibition.
  • Julia Bradbury and Emma Barnett are just some of the women photographed for the exhibition, to be shown in London (21 -28 March) and Edinburgh (1-8 April).
  • 87% of women with endometriosis say it has impacted their long-term financial well-being.
  • Part of Standard Life’s aim to support those suffering with invisible illnesses.

Endometriosis Awareness Month launches to raise importance of education in tackling diagnosis times

  • New education material for GPs launched with the Royal College of GPs to highlight signs, symptoms, and management of endometriosis
  • Schools Minister Nick Gibb to mark Awareness Month by celebrating the introduction of menstrual wellbeing into the new Relationship and Sex Education curriculum
  • Internationally-renowned portrait photographer to unveil new exhibition ‘Beyond the Invisible’

Endometriosis UK Chief Executive to step down

Jane Hudson Jones, Endometriosis UK Chief Executive is to step down at the end of January 2016 after serving her notice period in order to focus on coaching and management consultancy.

Jane said, “I’m very sad to be leaving Endometriosis UK after a challenging but exciting and fulfilling year and a half. It has been an absolute joy and privilege for me to work with such an inspiring and passionate community and I know the charity will continue to go from strength to strength. I wish everyone at the charity all the very best for the future.”

Press release: Worldwide EndoMarch UK 2015

Women in London Join Women from around the World to raise awareness of endometriosis.

Press release: Endometriosis UK & DiaryDoll – raising awareness to solve your period problems

As Endometriosis UK launches its Awareness Week for 3rd – 9th March 2014, calling on women to know that: ’It’s ok to talk. Period.’ DiaryDoll creators, Carol Smillie and Annabel Croft, a former sufferer, are proud to support this campaign.


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