Do you have five minutes to spare?
Clearly, you do if you’re reading this post. Then please click this link and sign the petition for Teresa May to recognise Endometriosis under The Equality Act 2010.
Women who suffer often face criticism from their employer and sometimes can lead to them leaving employment. Women endure so much when they are suffering and may even be faced with infertility. The last thing they need is to worry about their work life. Endometriosis needs to be formally recognised under the equality act 2010. In other countries, it is recognised as a disability.
I’ve made no secret how hard it’s been living with Endometriosis these last, nearly two years and how it’s changed and affected my life. I consider myself to be rather lucky as I’ve managed to become self-employed and while on bad days I don’t make more than when I worked part-time I am at least bringing in some form of income. But I know plenty of people with Endometriosis who are unable to work or receive any sort of benefit and are living on one partner’s income which I know from experience is extremely hard.
Endometriosis is an extremely painful illness that affects 1 in 10 women in the UK. It completely changes how you live your life in a completely negative way and means you can spend many days, weeks and months housebound unable to do many things. There is no cure for Endometriosis and affects women and girls once they reach girl bearing age. There’s no reason it shouldn’t be listed as a disability.
It’ll take less than five minutes to sign the petition to help get Endometriosis listed.
Edited: 8/5/17 The petition has now been closed due to the general election that is happening in June. Thank you to everyone who signed! The end number was 10,221 signatures.