Endometriosis: Why GPs can help transform the lives of women

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.