• mya cahill

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis is a painful disorder where uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus and affects one's ovaries, fallopian tubes, and pelvic tissue lining. 1 in 10 women are affected by this disorder during their reproductive years. Painful periods, painful bowel movements or urination, fatigue, bloating, or nausea are some symptoms of endometriosis. These can cause ladies to feel uncomfortable, be infertile, have difficulty becoming pregnant, or have more severe complications

Every year, Endometriosis Awareness is recognized during the month of March. It is a worldwide initiative that plans to increase conversation about the symptoms and experiences of endometriosis. Millions of girls and women suffer because of this painful disorder so it is important to spread awareness and inform people. This month is important because endometriosis can often take a long time to get diagnosed and doctors often overlook it.

Multiple people who have endometriosis experience it differently. People who are diagnosed with this disorder most likely go through many other diagnoses before they learn that they have it. Cultural and societal myths that are created make women suffer in painful silence as well. This month is about promoting awareness and banishing myths surrounding this disorder.

Help A Girl Out will provide more information on our Instagram and are also looking for individuals to share their experiences with endometriosis. Send us a message if you or someone you know has a story to share! Every submission will be anonymous.

Follow us on Instagram @helpagirloutcharity and Twitter @HelpAGirlOutNP for more!

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