Third post in two days...think it's fair to say I'm on an endo mission at the moment!
Saw this link to an e-petition on Twitter and though some of you may wish to sign it (if you haven't already) 987 signatures so far, surely we can help it to 1000?
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The text below explains the reasons for the e-petition:
endometriosis should be classed under the Disability Discrimination Act
Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions
Endometriosis is a debilitating illness for thousands of women. Many suffer with extreme chronic or recurring pain, chronic fatigue, digestive problems, fertility problems and many have to undergo multiple surgeries, intense hormonal medication (with many side effects) or find ways of coping or fitting their lives around the intense pain they are subjected to.
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) covers the symptoms of endometriosis such as chronic pain and chronic fatigue, but sufferers of the illness are not covered, and do not have the same rights as other people with disabiling illnesses. Endometriosis is recognised as a disability in many other countries, but not yet in the UK.
Endometriosis should be formally recognised as a disability, and covered under the Disability Discrimination Act.