The World Endometriosis Society (WES) today launched a film to help an estimated 176 million women across the globe to recognise symptoms of endometriosis before their long-term health and quality of life are affected.Vice-president of the European Parliament, Diana Wallis, urged women to take action:
“Don’t be like me. Don’t take no for an answer. If you feel something is wrong you could have endometriosis. There are things that can be done to help you. Go and get advice, but also make others aware, because I don’t want you to end up like me”.
Diana Wallis had a full hysterectomy, as a newly wed; an operation that could have been avoided with earlier diagnosis and treatment of her endometriosis. She was never able to have children. Today, she urges young women not to compromise their fertility, like she did, and get help – and treatment – early.
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