Campaign to raise awareness of endometriosis by teaching women's health in schools
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Endometriosis is a condition where tissue that lines the womb is found outside of the womb, in the ovaries, fallopian tubes and other pelvic areas, causing many symptoms, including chronic pain and infertility. It affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age in the Uk, which is 1.5 million women.
It is the second most common gynaecological condition in the Uk, yet the majority of young girls know nothing about it. This needs to change and women’s health needs to be taught in schools, as conditions, such as endometriosis, can affect girls of school age and should be well known.
There is no cure for endometriosis but, with the correct treatment, symptoms can be more manageable. An operation, called a laparoscopy, is done to diagnose endometriosis, but it often takes several years to get to this point because it shares symptoms with other conditions. This is why it is important for girls to be aware of the common symptoms of conditions like this from a young age.
Please sign this petition to help raise awareness for endometriosis and to show how important it is for young girls to be educated on conditions like this, which affect so many worldwide.
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