The Worldwide EndoMarch, previously called the Million Women March for Endometriosis, is a worldwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of endometriosis.
The campaign and its events are run by volunteers who are passionate about creating change for women and girls with endometriosis to raise funds, increase education and awareness. In Nigeria, the five kilometre Endowalk and carnival is annually organised by Nordica Fertility Centre and the Endometriosis Support Group Nigeria.
Any woman with endometriosis would agree it is worth discussing year round. And there is a desperate need for more awareness about this disease in the medical field and beyond.
Endometriosis is the growth of tissues of the inner lining of the uterus in other places. Most of the endometriosis patches grow in the pelvic cavity and generally, on or over the two ovaries and behind the uterus or tissues holding the uterus, and on the bowels or bladder. The major symptom is the pelvic pain very often linked with menstrual cycle, sometimes cramping during the period and the pain is worse than regular pains during the cycle.
One of the main complications is infertility; about 30 – 50 per cent of women suffering from the disorder face difficulties in getting pregnant.
If you are living with endometriosis, then you know how the physical and mental pain rarely goes away. Endometriosis can be extremely debilitating, but it’s also a disease that women often struggle to get diagnosed correctly.
It is especially common among women in their 30s and 40s and may make it harder to get pregnant. Several different treatment options can help manage the symptoms and improve your chances of getting pregnant. Read more