“Key Facts on Endometriosis:

  • Endometriosis is a disease where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus, causing pain and/or infertility (1).
  • Endometriosis affects roughly 10% (190 million) of reproductive age women and girls globally (2).
  • It is a chronic disease associated with severe, life-impacting pain during periods, sexual intercourse, bowel movements and/or urination, chronic pelvic pain, abdominal bloating, nausea, fatigue, and sometimes depression, anxiety, and infertility.
  • The variable and broad symptoms of endometriosis mean that healthcare workers do not easily diagnose it and many individuals suffering from it have limited awareness of the condition. This can cause a lengthy delay between onset of symptoms and diagnosis (3).
  • At present, there is no known cure for endometriosis, & treatment is usually aimed at controlling symptoms.”.

World Health Organization – WHO (https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/endometriosis)

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