“Endometriosis Awareness Month” – March 2019

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a debilitating gynaecological disorder that leads to painful periods, chronic pelvic pain and in some cases, infertility. While up to two thirds of women with endometriosis will have no issue conceiving, it is one of the most common causes of reduced fertility in women seeking help to conceive.

To mark the start of Endometriosis Awareness Month, the support charity Endometriosis UK recently launched new education tools with the Royal College of General Practitioners to help GPs to identify the early signs and symptoms of endometriosis. As it currently takes on average 7.5 years to diagnose endometriosis, reducing this time is an important first step in facilitating quicker access to treatment and support for patients.

https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/news/endometriosis-awareness-month-launches-raise-importance-education-tackling-diagnosis-times

Here at MFC, your doctor can provide you with more information about your endometriosis treatment options:

https://merrionfertility.ie/patient-information/causes-of-female-infertility/endometriosis/

Friday, March 8th 2019 – International Women’s Day

International Women's Day

We at MFC are celebrating International Women’s Day! This year the campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter, and what better way to achieve this goal for our patients than to advocate for public funding of fertility treatment.

Infertility affects women of all ethnicities and all social backgrounds, it does not discriminate.

That is why we pledge today to always be an advocate for our patients, to strive for a better balance in access to fertility care, and to ensure that everyone has the chance to achieve their dream of parenthood.

#BalanceforBetter