What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb, grows in other areas of the body, most commonly in the pelvic region. This tissue responds to hormones in the same way as the lining of the womb but with no outlet it can cause inflammation, scarring and adhesions, leading to severe pain and many other symptoms. For more details on what endometriosis Here is a useful link from the Endometriosis UK Information section.
Why you need to know about Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is not just a woman’s issue or a gender issue. It is a wider chronic health issue.
The chances are you maybe unaware that you are suffering from endometriosis or may know someone who suffers from it.
Endometriosis can affect your:
Quality of life.
Curretly 176 million women worldwide which is 1 in 10 women suffer from endometriosis and 2 million women of childbearing age in the UK. Endometriosis can be found in women from all ethnic and social backgrounds.
It can lead to infertility and no woman is too young to develop Endometriosis once she starts her period.
If you are interested in arranging a workshop for you and your friends please go to contact page and leave your details and a small message.
Our most recent endometrosis event took place in Woking on the 25th June 2015. We collaborated with Endometriosis UK and had guest speakers from Ashford & St Peter's Hospital.
We have previously run 8 workshops in the London Borough of Enfield. Some workshops incorporated information sessions for BME men who came along to support a spouse, relative or friend. The project also included a workshop for Practice Managers to raise awareness of the condition.