THE ENDOMARCH MOVEMENT:
A CALL TO ACTION IN WOMEN’S HEALTH
Every year, thousands of EndoMarchers from around the world join together on EndoMarch Day (World Endometriosis Day) to raise awareness about endometriosis, an incurable disease that can potentially cause crippling pain, organ damage, infertility, and other severe and sometimes life-threatening medical consequences if inadequately treated. In fact, endometriosis (including adenomyosis) is the third leading cause of gynecologic hospitalization and is the leading cause of the estimated 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year in the U.S. Although one rarely hears about it in the news, endometriosis is actually common, affecting an estimated 1 in 10 women and girls, usually of reproductive age; that’s roughly 200 million people worldwide and about ten times the prevalence of autism. While endometriosis most commonly affects the reproductive system, it can develop on and cause damage to many organs and structures outside of the reproductive tract, including the lungs, bladder, bowel, diaphragm, nerves, and muscles.
Despite these alarming facts, endometriosis continues to be one of the most urgent yet ignored public health crises of our time and those afflicted face unacceptably lengthy diagnostic delays of up to 10 years or more. Faced with such an appalling array of statistics, Drs. Camran, Farr, Ceana, and Azadeh Nezhat, the founders of the Worldwide EndoMarch, decided to take action and launch a global movement, so that all endometriosis sufferers and supporters could unite and work together to get the word out that endometriosis is not just ‘bad cramps’, but is actually a serious disease with potentially severe medical consequences if left untreated.
MARCH WITH US!
We hope you’ll march with us at the 4th Annual Worldwide EndoMarch (World Endometriosis Day), taking place in dozens of cities around the world on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
Please note that our nonprofit is still listed under our former name, ‘Million Women March For Endometriosis.’ However, we applied for a name change, which will soon be reflected in the official IRS system. You can see a copy of our name change application here.
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