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Did You Know?

 

  • More than half of all women who experience infertility have symptoms of endometriosis
  • 7 million women in the US have endometriosis, three times the population of Chicago
  • At least 200 million women worldwide have endometriosis
  • Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of infertility and hysterectomies.
  • Every five seconds, a baby girl is born who will have endometriosis
  • Women on average suffer for 10 years or more before being correctly diagnosed with endometriosis
  • Endometriosis is estimated to cost the US over $87 Billion each year in medical costs and work productivity
  • Federal research dollars for endometriosis amount to just $1.10 per year for each diagnosed woman
  • Women with a close relative with endometriosis are 5 to 7 times more likely to also have it
  • Yet nearly 60% of all women report they have never discussed their reproductive health with women in their family
  • Endometriosis is the only known precursor to ovarian cancer