Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, pledged his support for Endometriosis Awareness Month, a debilitating condition that affects 1 in 10 women from puberty to menopause.
This year Endometriosis Awareness Month aimed to highlight the importance of education in tackling alarming diagnosis times, which currently take an average of 7.5 years.
To mark the month, Endometriosis UK launched new education material with the Royal College of GPs to support GPs to identify endometriosis. This, coupled with changes to the school curriculum from 2020 to include menstrual wellbeing, is “another step in the right direction to tackling diagnosis times”, according to the leading support charity Endometriosis UK.
“I was pleased to support endometriosis awareness month which aimed to raise awareness of this debilitating condition that affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. Despite endometriosis affecting 1.5 million women, similar to the number of women affected by diabetes, diagnosis time takes an average of 7.5 years and the disease is still widely unheard of.
“Endometriosis costs the UK economy £8.2bn a year in treatment, loss of work, and healthcare costs. I’m therefore delighted to be working with Endometriosis UK to urge the Government to help improve awareness, diagnosis, and research of endometriosis”.
For more information on Endometriosis Awareness Month, please visit: https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/