" Endometriosis is a chronic hormone-dependent gynecological disease that affects about 10% of women. It is a complex disease that can cause a variety of symptoms, sometimes severe and sometimes very disabling. The main symptoms are dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia and infertility. Other symptoms such as digestive and urinary disorders and chronic pelvic pain are frequently encountered. Not only does it disrupt physical well-being, but it can also have psychological, social and sexological consequences. "
Dr. Y. Salamé
gynécologue et chirurgien spécialisé en endométriose, rattaché au CHU Ambroise Paré
A few numbers
Worldwide, 1 in 10 women suffer from endometriosis.
Have infertility problems.
Suffer from disabling chronic pain.
Specific treatment for Endometriosis
Transition to RTBF
Laura fights against endometriosis.
"It impacts every aspect of life. No one understands us and everyone tells us it's in our heads."
Laura has endometriosis. She founded the non-profit organization Toimonendo to make her disease known.
Published by Vews - RTBF on Tuesday 22 September 2020