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Endometriosis Research Study Newsletter  |  Spring 2014

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It’s Time To March!

How many health conditions can you name that affect 10 to 15% of women worldwide? Conditions that can be inherited, aren’t easy to diagnose or treat?

Endometriosis certainly stands out in that very short list. And yet endometriosis is not a “household name.” There are still women who are on the way to the operating room with acute pelvic pain and they’ve never heard the word. Mothers still sometimes tell their affected adult daughters, “Oh, yes, I had those same problems. That’s why I had my hysterectomy.”

On March 13th, women around the globe will join the “Million Women March for Endometriosis” (MWM). Although there may not be a million in attendance this year, several thousand women will take part.  Thousands more will march in cities around the world to participate in the MWM. Organizers plan to make this an annual event, held in conjunction with “Endometriosis Awareness Month” in March. The hope is that within 5 years of events such as the MWM, endometriosis will be as well known as breast cancer.

Washington, D.C. will host the largest gathering of marchers in the United States.  The list of other countries in which women are organizing for this event to increase awareness of endometriosis is impressive:  Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kuwait, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudia Arabia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

Juneau Biosciences is proud to support the MWM and Endometriosis Awareness Month. We will be marching alongside the thousands in Washington, D.C.  Juneau Biosciences work directly addresses one of the MWM’s main goals, to develop non-invasive diagnostic tests. Given the frightful delay of several years on average from initial symptoms to a diagnosis of endometriosis, such a test will dramatically improve chances of effective treatment through early detection. This should lead to less time off work, less time away from school and sports, less pain, and less infertility. Does this make you want to get your marching shoes on?

For regional organizers of MWM in your area refer to the MWM website. For more information or to find out ways that you can help in your own community, please visit