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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: February 11, 2020 10:30 AM
From: Senator Steven J. Santarsiero
To: All Senate members
Subject: Recognizing March 2020 as “Endometriosis Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania
 
Every 5 seconds, a baby girl is born in the U.S. who will have endometriosis. A common health problem in women, endometriosis happens when the lining of the uterus grows out and onto other areas of the body where it doesn’t belong.

This disorder can have a vital effect on a woman’s quality of life due to its very painful symptoms. As endometriosis is most common among women in their 30’s and 40’s, it can create fertility issues for women of child bearing age and, in fact, is a leading cause of infertility and hysterectomies. While there are no known causes of endometriosis, annual Pap tests can often detect the disease with or without symptoms. Treatment of the disease is often done through pain medication, hormones or in severe cases, surgery.

By recognizing March 2020 as “Endometriosis Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania, we hope to encourage women to seek treatment and diagnosis in their health issues and raise awareness of this debilitating condition. Thank you in advance for your support.