• Kirsten

Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

This afternoon, I spoke in a debate about Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), two seldom discussed, but common conditions which cause significant harm and hardship to women.


Aside from the difficulties with fertility, painful, irregular or missing periods, unwanted hair growth and unwanted hair loss, depression, and so very much more, the most unhappy thing about all this is that currently less than 3% of all medical research funding goes into looking at all women's specific health issues.That is a drop in the ocean and it needs to change.


As a woman with PCOS myself, and having heard form a number of constituents who also have this condition, I thought it was important to speak out and call for the much needed research funding for both conditions. Neither have a known cause and neither have a cure. We need to deal with that urgently, and we need to talk much more about these conditions.