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1 in 10 women suffer. Have Endometriosis recognized as a disability.

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1 in 10 women suffer from Endometriosis. That is 176 million women worldwide. Along with Endometriosis other comorbities usually come with it. Endometriosis causes debilitating pain, financial and emotional issues. There are four stages, I am a stage two. That only applies to how much Endometriosis was found. It doesn't have to do with how severe my pain is. Some women may not experience pain, but find out they are infertile because of it. It was first mentioned of in 1860. This should have been recognized as a disability a long time ago. Women go years without being diagnosed. For me it was 17 years. There is no cure, only treatment. Also, there are limited doctors that can do the effective excision laparacosopic surgery. About 200 doctors worldwide are capable. I've had three surgeries, had to drop out of high school, lose jobs or quit jobs. Just because you had surgery doesn't mean you won't still have pain after or that the Endometriosis won't come back in full force. Until hopefully there will be a cure one day, this disease is out of our control. It is an invisible illness, but just because you can't see our pain or scars doesn't mean its not there. Please help the women in the world suffering from this. You most likely know someone that is. It is a disability that needs to be recognized as one.

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