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# endometriosis

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2022
# Women's Health
Stephen Donnelly confirms opening of two additional specialist menopause clinics
A total of six menopause clinics will be rolled out nationwide this year.
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# women's healthcare
Health minister announces 'see-and-treat' gynaecology services and 'advanced' endometriosis centre
These two health policies are recommendations from the Women’s Health Taskforce, established by the Department of Health in September 2019.
# letters to harris
'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health
More than a dozen women told Harris of the devastating impact the condition has had on their lives.
# Women's Health
'Wombs, periods, they're taboo subjects': Patients appeal to TDs and Senators for endometriosis support
Women have been advocating for change in this area and to support the 155,000 women who suffer from it.
# Women's Health
'I just felt like I don't matter': Women forced to travel to Romania for endometriosis treatment
Women who suffer with the chronic disease report feeling suicidal and helpless.
# Impact
'Shame and stigma' mean women with endometriosis suffer in silence over painful sex
The condition affects one in 10 women in Ireland and has a debilitating effect on the lives of sufferers.
# Women's Health
'A lot of doctors fail to recognise it': Calls for government to review treatment of endometriosis
The condition is caused by abnormal cell growth outside the uterus and causes severe pain for women suffering with it.
# endometriosis
Why it's good news that some day people might be able to test for endometriosis at home with used tampons
It’s estimated that between 10-20% of people at childbearing age have endometriosis.
Voices
Life with endometriosis: 'I haven't given up hope of becoming a mum one day'
Endometriosis is part of my everyday life. It affects decisions I make, but I have reached a certain truce with it, writes Cate O’Connor.
Voices
'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess'
People should think before they speak when it comes to fertility issues, Julie Ronaghan writes.
# endometriosis
Bartender awarded €20,000 after discrimination by employer over her 'extremely painful' condition
The woman found her hours greatly reduced after she underwent a surgical procedure aimed at alleviating her condition.
Voices
Endometriosis: 'It's the kind of pain that takes the breath from you and makes you fall to your knees'
Endo is the abnormal growth of endometrial cells. The pain can be relentless and there is no cure, writes Julie Ronaghan.
# rey of light
Women are thanking Daisy Ridley for speaking out about her struggle with endometriosis
The Star Wars actress was diagnosed with the gynaecological disease at 15 years of age.