On Wednesday 14 March, Sir David Amess joined fellow MPs and Women With Endometriosis to launch the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Endometriosis.
Despite estimates suggesting that 1 in 10 women suffer from endometriosis, it has become clear that not enough is being done to tackle the condition and educate those who may be at risk from developing it.
The APPG will therefore seek to raise awareness of the disorder, particularly amongst young girls in education, and will look to investigate how those who suffer from the condition can receive the support they need.
Sir David Amess MP, Chair of the APPG on Endometriosis, said:
“I was delighted that Carla and her colleagues met a number of MPs who not only empathised with their condition but were actually suffering from it themselves. The whole purpose of the newly formed group is to heighten awareness of the disorder, share experiences, and encourage support.”
Carla Cressy, founder of Women With Endometriosis, said:
“I am overwhelmed by the support Sir David has given Women With Endometriosis. When I started my petition last year I struggled to collect the required signatures due to the lack of knowledge around Endometriosis. With thanks to all those involved with the APPG we are finally on the right track to raising the awareness this debilitating disease needs.”
You can find out more about Women With Endometriosis at https://womenwithendometriosis.org/