March into Yellow – Endometriosis Awareness Month

‘March into Yellow’ is to raise awareness of women with endometriosis. The month of March is dedicated to drawing worldwide attention to this condition. Take the challenge to wear yellow to show your support for women who live with endometriosis. You can use the yellow challenge to raise funds to help Endometriosis Australia develop and run education/awareness programs, as well as fund much-needed research. Start a conversation about your choice to wear yellow, talk about endometriosis in your community, in your workplace or on your social media networks.

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Also during Endometriosis Awareness Month, the Worldwide EndoMarch is a campaign to raise money and awareness of endometriosis through events being held across the world on 24 March 2018. Team Australia is planning High Teas in major cities and a few regional centres. Our aim is to raise funds for raising endometriosis awareness, increasing endometriosis education and to fund endometriosis research.

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What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a common disease in which the tissue that is like the lining of the womb grows outside it in other parts of the body. Ten per cent of women suffer with endometriosis at some point in their life, with the disease often starting during the teenage years. Symptoms vary, and this may contribute to the 7 to 10 year delay in diagnosis. Common symptoms include pelvic pain that puts life on hold around or during a woman’s period. It can damage fertility. While endometriosis most often affects the reproductive organs, it is frequently found in the bowel and bladder and has been found in muscle, joints, the lungs and the brain. In an Australian Government report, endometriosis is reported to cost Australian society $7.7 billion annually. Two thirds of these costs are attributed to loss in productivity, with the remainder – approximately $2.5 billion – being direct healthcare costs.

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