Community Snapshot: The Impact of Endometriosis

As National Endometriosis Month draws to a close, we wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the types of discussions we’ve had over the past few weeks. Of course, our conversations about endometriosis will go well beyond March. Since endometriosis is estimated to impact 1 in 10 women of reproductive age, which is roughly 176 million across the globe, we knew that even from a purely statistical perspective, endometriosis deeply impacts the womxn in our community . In this month’s Community Snapshot, we wanted to shed light onto the impact that endo has on the LILAS community   We asked our Instagram followers and discovered that: 

40% of survey participants have endometriosis. 
60% know someone who has endometriosis. 
Yet, only 10% learned about endometriosis in school. 

In looking at these metrics, I’m most startled by how few of us were taught about endometriosis in school. Considering that 1 in 10 women of reproductive age are impacted by it, more than 1 in 10 of us should learn about it in school, right? May we all continue to remember the impact of endometriosis and the strength of endo warriors in the months ahead. We’re looking forward to next month’s Community Snapshot! 

Here’s just a quick summary of the ways we at LILAS have engaged with endometriosis this month: 

If you'd like to learn more about endometriosis and the lives of endo warriors, here are some further resources: 

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