Besides the work that stills to be done to create gender equality in the workplace, there is an additional challenge for people with cycles: 1 out of 10 is affected by Endometriosis "the chameleon of gynecology". The name comes as a result of the different presentation of this disease, and the severity of its symptoms.
On average, it takes 7-10 years to be diagnosed and there is, until now, no cure for this condition. Those factors have important implications on the quality of life before and after the diagnosis, that go beyond the physical pain. The most common treatments (painkillers, hormones, and surgery) only suppress the physical symptoms temporarily.
Heal is different from cure. Healing is about restoring to health. It is a process, an act of getting well at an integral level. This project wants to support people diagnosed with endometriosis in this process, to help them make wise adjustments, based on their facts, on their individual challenges, and on in-depth understanding of their bodies and themselves to ease off the symptoms and communicate with confidence with different health practitioners.
This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This body of the European Union receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program