This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Fund more research into Endometriosis

Endometriosis is the name given to the condition where cells like the ones in the lining of the womb (uterus) are found elsewhere in the body. The actual cause of endometriosis is unknown. Around 1.5 million women in the UK are currently living with the condition.

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1 in 10 women of reproductive age in the UK suffer from endometriosis.

Endometriosis is the second most common gynaecological condition in the UK.

Endometriosis affects 1.5 million women, a similar number of women affected by diabetes.

On average it takes 7.5 years from onset of symptoms to get a diagnosis.

Endometriosis costs the UK economy £8.2bn a year in treatment, loss of work and healthcare costs.

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