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Create Endometriosis Awareness & Understanding

This petition was published by Jeanne on Oct 31, 2008

An estimated 176 MILLION women and girls worldwide have endometriosis!

"This makes endometriosis more common than AIDS and more common than cancer", as per Ohio State University Medical Center. (Source: http://bit.ly/PyjDP).

Yet for years it has remained largely "under-the-radar". The general public has been largely unaware of it - or misunderstands just how very debilitating it can be. When endometriosis IS mentioned in the media, misleading statements may be made (causing confusion for patients and the public).

We have a duty to educate the public about this life-altering illness by spreading factual information... and by recognizing misinformation and taking steps to address that.

Endometriosis can only be diagnosed via a surgical procedure called a laparoscopy.

Endometriosis awareness is vital! It is equally vital that information disseminated about endometriosis be accurate! In spreading myths and misinformation, endometriosis patients are hurt rather than helped.

Unfortunately, there is NO CURE for endometriosis.

The purpose of this petition is endometriosis awareness. ANYONE who wishes to sign it may do so. Whether you are male or female, young or old... if you wish to show support for the 176 million women and girls living with endometriosis, we'd be honored if you'd sign this online petition. If you wish to do so, you may include a comment when you sign. Please spread the word about this petition to others!

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Jeanne

Please see my blog for more information:
Chronic Healing
http://chronichealing.com/

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