An Endometriosis curriculum should be taught in middle and high schools.
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Endometriosis is a disease where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus implants and grows on reproductive organs. This painful disease mainly affects women and is can be debilitating. The symptoms include: painful periods, pelvic pain, nausea, fatigue, painful bowel movements, chronic pain, and swelling in the pelvic area. It is estimated that 87% of women with chronic pelvic pain have endometriosis (which is one of the main symptoms), and symptoms begin as early as a girls first menstrual period. This means that girls as young as middle school age, are afflicted with endometriosis. Endometriosis something that most girls haven’t heard of and if we can teach it in schools and catch this disease early... we could spare young girls pain and permanent damage to their reproductive organs that could potentially cause infertility. Making girls aware at a young age could mean that doctors catch this disease early and can spare a lot of health issues associated with endometriosis.
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