In total 176 million women across the world are affected in some way by endometriosis1 with symptoms varying in severity.
Endometriosis affects an estimated 1 in 10 women of reproductive age2. The economic burden of endometriosis is similar to that of diabetes, with high costs associated with loss of productivity3
Listen to what some women have to say about their experience.
1. http://endometriosis.org/resources/articles/facts-about-endometriosisAdamson GD, et al. Creating solutions in endometriosis: global collaboration through the World Endometriosis Research Foundation. J of Endometriosis 2010;2(1):3-6.
2. Rogers PAW et al. Priorities for Endometriosis Research: Recommendations From an International Consensus Workshop. Reprod Sci 2009;16:335‑346. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1933719108330568
4. Simoens S, Dunselman G, Dirksen C, Hummelshoj L, Bokor A, Brandes I, et al. The burden of endometriosis: costs and quality of life of women with endometriosis and treated in referral centres. Hum Reprod. 2012;27(5):1292–9. Epub 2012/03/17. pmid:22422778.