Endometriosis: Why GPs can help transform the lives of women

Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis
Endometriosis pain

This Wednesday will see the start of Women’s Health Week, and that is one reason to revisit endometriosis — a challenging clinical area for any doctor.

There are several reasons for the delays in reaching a diagnosis and they include dismissal of women’s symptoms by health professionals, poor public awareness of the disease, misinformation regarding menstruation, alongside stigma and cultural attitudes towards menstruation.