I was shocked to read the following statistics about Endometriosis.
I would love to hear your comments about this. We must help these women who often suffer in silence, unsupported, to find a stronger voice so that more can be done to support them.
Follow this link to read the article published on WA Today website.
Check out these stats as an example…
Around 1 in 10 women suffer endometriosis. Which is slightly more than the number of men who suffer erectile dysfunction and about the same rate that men and women live with diabetes and asthma.
PubMed is a database of medical research. It currently lists 33,103 clinical trials on diabetes, 13,762 on asthma and 1,958 on erectile dysfunction. And 947 clinical trials studying endometriosis.
In 2016 the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council allocated more than $14 million to asthma research, $64 million to diabetes research and $837,433 to endometriosis research.
I think from this you can see why I am so passionate about making a difference. When is the medical profession going to take women’s health seriously? We need to break down the stigmas associated with women’ health. Why should a woman have to wait longer to get pain medications? Is it because she has a greater pain threshold. Does she have to be at the limit of her endurance before she is entitled?
So many questions that need answers that lead to real change if we are going to see a difference. This is why we need IGAD!