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Don’t leave Scotland behind - teach menstrual wellbeing in schools

"My name’s Shaunee, I’m 23, and I have endometriosis. From a young age, I normalised the chronic pain I was enduring because I wasn’t taught any different. I was led to believe that painful periods were just a normal part of growing up and being a woman". 

My journey with endometriosis: Temi Labinjo

Temi Labinjo, 34, is the Black & Ethnic Minority representative at Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union and is working to raise awareness of endometriosis. This is her story.

MPs to debate endometriosis in the workplace

Bridge over River in City

A Westminster Hall debate on endometriosis workplace support has been scheduled for Tuesday 29 October 2019 in the House of Commons. Please get involved by emailing your MP and asking them to attend the debate, asking your MP to attend the debate by tagging them on social media, and by sharing your story on social media using the #endometriosisatwork. 

Endometriosis and the workplace: Bhavni Fowler

"Having found my inner voice to be able to be open about my condition at work, coupled with the flexibility and support of my managers and peers has been the absolute antidote in allowing me to manage my endometriosis whilst maintaining a successful career as well."

Have your say: BBC launches survey on endometriosis

If you have endometriosis, could you spare ten minutes to take part in a BBC survey to share your experience?

Standard Life Aberdeen becomes first Endometriosis Friendly Employer and pledges support for workers with endometriosis – it’s time others take their lead

Standard Life Aberdeen have become the UK’s first Endometriosis Friendly Employer, helping drive positive change in the workplace for the 1 in 10 women with endometriosis and stamp out employers simply brushing women’s issues under the carpet. 

Celebrating Volunteers Week: Being a Helpline Volunteer

Our Helpline is operated by trained volunteers who have a personal experience of endometriosis. They are not able to give medical advice but can talk through your issues and consider options to overcome them, or just provide a friendly listening ear. It can be overwhelming being diagnosed with endometriosis, and our helpline is here for you.

Sign our petition: Don't leave Wales behind - teach menstrual wellbeing in schools

At 15, Jade was told the severe pain she was experiencing was completely normal. She suffered excruciating pain, fatigue, and bowel and bladder related problems - all whilst trying to get through school and pass her exams. Years later, she was diagnosed with endometriosis. In Wales, the Assembly are currently reviewing the school curriculum and we want to see all children taught the key facts about the menstrual cycle.

Celebrating Volunteers Week: Professor Andrew Horne announced as new Trustee

This week is volunteers week – and all week we’ll be shining a spotlight on just some of our incredible volunteers. If you want to get involved, please tag us on Twitter @EndometriosisUK using the hashtag #volunteersweek and we'll be sharing your volunteer stories all week. 

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