ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS WEEK
Endometriosis Awareness Week takes part in the month-long focus on a misunderstood disease that causes physical pain, heartache and leads to ongoing medical issues.
More than 6.5 million women suffer from a disease called endometriosis. Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue much like endometrial tissue (the inner lining of the uterus) migrates to areas outside the uterus. Areas it impacts include ovaries and the Fallopian tubes but can spread even farther. In addition, endometrial-like cells may also transport to other parts of the body. This causes extreme pain in the pelvic region. It can also cause:
- heavy periods
- bleeding between periods
The observance recognizes the need for more research, treatment options, and support for those with endometriosis. This debilitating condition has life-long implications that can impact many areas of the body.
HOW TO OBSERVE #EdometriosisAwarenessWeek
Take part in Endometriosis Awareness Week by showing your support.
- Donate to improve services and research.
- Read to learn more about the condition.
- Share your story to show solidarity with other women with endometriosis.
- Attend an information seminar or webinar to learn more.
Learn more about endometriosis and how it affects those who suffer with it. Use #EndometriosisAwarenessWeek and #EndoMarch to share on social media.
ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS WEEK HISTORY
The observance takes place during International Women’s Day on March 8th and Endometriosis Awareness Month. We continue researching the origins of this observance.