By Danielle Perro - DPhil Student studying endometriosis-associated pain at the University of Oxford
We are absolutely delighted to be working with Merseyside Police, who have become the UK's first police force in the country to join the Endometriosis Friendly Employer Scheme.
Inspector Lisa Ledder, aged 36, was diagnosed with Endometriosis eight years ago and has been instrumental in the force signing up to the scheme.
An Inquiry by the APPG on Endometriosis has highlighted the devastating impact endometriosis can have on all aspects of a person’s life, and urges Ministers to take bold action to ensure those with endometriosis have access to the right care at the right time.
The inquiry surveyed over 10,000 people with endometriosis, interviewed healthcare practitioners and those with the condition about their experiences, and found that:
Ahead of the APPG report launch, we are trying to gather as much MP support as possible. Please use this template to invite your MP to join the APPG on Endometriosis for the launch of the APPG Inquiry Report on Tuesday 20th October. If you are unsure who your MP is, click here. The more MPs we gain support from, the louder our voices will be. Thanks for your support!
Endometriosis UK is calling on the Scottish Government to include a commitment to menstrual wellbeing education in Scotland's schools in the upcoming Programme for Government. Menstrual wellbeing is already a mandatory part of the curriculum in England, but not in Scotland.