Endometriosis is a disease that is estimated to affect 1 in 10 women globally, which is approximately 176 million women. Despite these staggering statistics it remains a condition that is misunderstood and methods of diagnosis are severely lacking. One of the reasons for this is that we are still learning about the disease because research is limited due to a lack of funding in most countries. Because of this, on average it takes a women 6.5 years to be diagnosed with endometriosis. This means that a women will typically suffer from symptoms associated with the disease for years before she ever finds out the caused of the symptoms.
1 in 9 women* are diagnosed with Endometriosis
It can take on average 6 and a half years to be diagnosed
Endo affects over 830 000 EndoWarriors in Australia. Endometriosis costs the economy $9.7 billion every year
As both an international lawyer, and board member for Surrogacy Australia, Naomi has learnt a lot along the way about humans and lessons about life, love, sacrifice, commitment, compassion, empathy, culture, diversity, the career ladder (and workplace politics), mentoring and sponsorship.