Global Campaign to end the silence about endometriosis goes viral

Elise Travers, a patient advocate in New York City, calls the lack of awareness about endometriosis a “form of gender inequality.” The disease “is not yet part of our general lexicon, yet it affects 1 in 10 women and every part of womanhood,” she said. “It prevents women from realizing the full potential of their lives, and it feels like society is still not recognizing that … I want people to feel that they have a certain social responsibility to change this.”