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Closed petition Include PCOS & Endometriosis education in the national secondary curriculum

PCOS & Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and people who ovulate. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness and understanding of both conditions leaves many women and girls undiagnosed, resulting in years of unnecessary physical and mental pain and suffering.

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I endured PCOS for four years before receiving a diagnosis at 19 years old. Sadly, my GP gave me little advice and no support. I was misinformed about the condition, including my fertility, which later led to an unwanted pregnancy ending in a termination. This traumatic experience left me with not only shame but sadness and anguish. However, I now realise that I was hugely let down by the system and the massive gap in general awareness and education around this common women's health condition. Please sign this petition so that all children learn about PCOS & Endometriosis early on in life and hopefully no one else has to suffer unnecessarily.

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MPs investigate women's reproductive health

A group of MPs called the Women and Equalities Committee are looking into women's menstrual and gynaecological health, to understand the challenges women face during diagnosis and treatment of reproductive health issues.

Read the Committee's press notice announcing this work for more information.

The Committee is considering:
• What constitutes healthy periods and reproductive health?
• What are women's experiences of being diagnosed with, undergoing procedures and being treated for gynaecological or urogynaecological conditions?
• What disparities exist in the treatment and diagnosis of gynaecological or urogynaecological conditions?
• What barriers exist in the treatment and diagnosis of gynaecological or urogyanecological conditions?

What happens next?

The Committee has conducted oral evidence sessions where it heard from experts in the sector as well as representatives from the Government.

An evidence session is a hearing where MPs ask key experts, such as Ministers, academics and/or campaigners, questions on a particular topic. These experts are called "witnesses" and they help MPs to gain a deeper understanding of the topic.

The Committee is considering all the evidence it has taken and will publish a report of its findings with recommendations to the Government on any changes that might be needed.

For more information about the inquiry, visit the Committee's inquiry page.

What is the Women and Equalities Committee?

The Women and Equalities Committee examines the work of the Government Equalities Office (GEO). It holds the Government to account on equality law and policy, including the Equality Act 2010 and cross-Government activity on equalities. It also scrutinises the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The Women and Equalities Committee is a select committee.

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