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100,000 Cases Of Endometriosis Recorded Yearly In Nigeria

100,000 Cases Of Endometriosis Recorded Yearly In Nigeria

NEWS, Women's health
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called on stakeholders in the health sector to create more awareness on endometriosis insisting that 100,000 cases of the disease are recorded annually in Nigeria.  The founder, Endosurvivors International Foundation, Olivia Nwankudu, who made the call at an awareness program in Lagos, said endometriosis which is a disease of the female reproductive system, affects one out of 10 women and girls of reproductive age. He regretted that there is little awarenesss about it all over the world. Quoting  a report from the University of Ibadan which says that there are 100, 000 cases of endometriosis every year in Nigeria, Nwankudu said that a lot of women who have the disease would have seen different doctors before seeing a gynecologist. “That n