Women with endometriosis ‘finally being believed’

(Georgie Bevan/ BBC News) — Endometriosis affects one in 10 women and can cause debilitating pain, very heavy periods and infertility.

UK MPs began an inquiry into the condition after BBC research, and will listen to the experiences of those living with it when hearings get under way later.

Rosie Longman, 40, said: “We’re finally being believed and listened to.”

Ms Longman, from Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, has had four operations since being diagnosed a decade ago and is due to have a hysterectomy.

Her career as a practising criminal barrister came to an end when she could no longer spend hours in court.

“The pain is like someone has a grip on your insides, pulling and twisting them and kicking you in the crotch,” she said.

“You are bent double and can’t stand at times.” (…)

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