Southend West MP, Sir David Amess is chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Endometriosis. On Tuesday 29th October, he contributed to a Westminster Hall debate on workplace support that is available to women with the condition.
In the UK, roughly 1.5 million women suffer from Endometriosis. Earlier this year, the BBC conducted a ground-breaking piece of research which obtained information from over 13,000 women. The research found that over 80% of individuals with the condition believe that it has affected their career.
The APPG will be launching an inquiry in the coming months to examine in greater detail the impact that the condition can have on women.
Following the debate, Sir David said “Endometriosis is a condition which not many people know about. Any coverage of this issue is positive, and I look forward to working with colleagues in the APPG to produce a representative and high-quality inquiry.”