Explore the ways in which endometriosis can affect women’s lives in this panel and group discussion.
Endometriosis devastates the lives of women and their families with one in ten women enduring chronic pain and other symptoms that affect every aspect of their lives from work to relationships to fertility to caring for children. That’s over 1.5 million women in the UK who desperately need support and information to help them understand this chronic condition.
In this session, we explore why it takes a woman on average 10 visits to the doctor and 7.5 years before they reach a diagnosis. We explore ways in which endometriosis can affect women’s lives as well as those of families and friends, and look at some of the support avenues women can access.
Led by Endometriosis UK, who provide vital support services, reliable information and a community for those affected by endometriosis. The panel includes: Emma Cox, Chief Executive of Endometriosis UK; Carol Pearson, Patient Leader of Endometriosis UK and author of Endometriosis: The Experts’ Guide to Treat, Manage and Live Well with Your Symptoms; Catherine Nestor, Endometriosis UK online support group leader and Vice Chair of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Women’s Network; Dr Elizabeth Ball, gynaecologist at the Barts and The Royal London Endometriosis Centre.