March for action on endemetriosis

Endomarch Wales team Photo Credits: Nivedita Chatterjee

Endomarch Wales team
Photo Credits: Nivedita Chatterjee

Women across Wales came together to take part in the Endomarch last Saturday in Cardiff. The march was held in order to raise awareness about the condition in women called endometriosis.

Endomarch is a global movement. It is a campaign to create awareness among people regarding endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition which is very common in women. It is a medical condition in which the lining of the uterus grows outside of it. This causes severe pain, organ damage, infertility and also has certain life threatening effects. But the definite cause and cure for this condition is still unknown.

Endomarch team Photo credits: Nivedita Chatterjee

Endomarch team
Photo credits: Nivedita Chatterjee

The endomarch in Cardiff was supported by the organisation, Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales (FTWW). They provide all kinds of support that they can for the women who suffer from this condition. This march also marks the World Endometriosis Day.  Almost 60 countries host endomarches on this day. People were dressed in yellow to take part in the march last Saturday. Women from all over Wales were present in the event. Carley Crocker, who is one of the organiser came all the way from Swanswea to take part in the event as well.

Carly Crocker, one of the organiser of the Endomarch. Photo Credits: Nivedita Chatterjee

Carly Crocker, one of the organiser of the Endomarch.
Photo Credits: Nivedita Chatterjee

It was very interesting to see that the march not only had people from Wales but also people from other countries. Elizabeth Cochran, came all the way from the States to participate in the march. She said that the hospital did not diagnose her properly in the beginning, when the symptoms of endometriosis appeared in her. Her fiancé, Luke Edwards was there to support her all the while. He thinks the march is a great way to make a difference and spread awareness.

Elizabeth & Luke Photo credits: Nivedita Chatterjee

Elizabeth & Luke
Photo credits: Nivedita Chatterjee

Even though it is such a common condition in women, not many people seem to know about it. Most of the cases are not diagnosed properly and timely. The march started from Queen street train station. The march ended with a choir performance in front of the Senedd at Cardiff Bay.


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