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France’s Endometriosis Action Plan

France's Endometriosis Action Plan

Good news! The French Parliament’s National Assembly unanimously approved an amendment to tackle endometriosis. And it’s about time, because the disease affects approximately 10% of women. Doctors have yet to determine what exactly causes endometriosis but suspect hormone imbalances and genetics could be at play.

The French Parliament’s National Assembly unanimously approved an amendment to further tackle endometriosis.

More importantly, the amendment will require a national action plan. The plan must detail how France intends to meet the recommendations made by the World Health Organization, and it must include concrete measures for prevention, research, diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. The report also calls for increased collaboration between health professionals including doctors, surgeons, gynecologists and general practitioners.

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The goal of this plan is to increase awareness of the disease and improve diagnosis and treatment.

The goal of this plan is to increase awareness of the disease and improve diagnosis and treatment. It also aims to reduce the stigma associated with endometriosis and improve the quality of life of women who have it, as well as reducing its economic cost—which, while it isn’t known exactly how much money it costs to treat endometriosis each year, is estimated at between $112 million and $8 billion.

It will also address the high economic cost of this illness on society and on the patients themselves.

The Action Plan will also address the high economic cost of this illness on society and on the patients themselves. In France, it has been estimated that endometriosis causes a loss in gross domestic product (GDP) ranging from €7.3 billion to €11.7 billion per year.

The high costs of medical treatment, lost productivity, lost wages, social security benefits and pensions can be measured in billions of euros annually.

The bill does not specify how long the plan should last.

The bill does not specify how long the plan should last.

However, we insist that it be long-term and adaptable to the needs of women suffering from endometriosis. This is why we ask that the action plan be reviewed regularly by an independent body, with input from all stakeholders involved.

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We can hope for better resources for women in France with endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common disease in France, affecting over 2 million women.

The plan will help to improve diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. It also aims to improve awareness of the disease and its symptoms, providing information on where women can find support as well as what treatments are available for endometriosis.

In order for us to be able to address these problems effectively, we need better data about who has endometriosis in France and how many people have this illness.

Conclusion

I think it will be interesting to see what happens. It’s hard for me to say if this is good news or not because there are so many things that could happen, but I do hope that the government takes action and provides resources for women who have endometriosis. That would be amazing!

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