Barbadians walk to raise awareness on endometriosis

Scores of advocates for endometriosis awareness converged on Brandon’s Beach this morning for a march to raise awareness about the condition.

The first-ever EndoMarch was organized by the Barbados Association of Endometriosis and PCOS.

President of the association Julia Mandeville was overwhelmed by the response to the walk and thanked everyone, including their partners and sponsors, for their support.

Endometriosis which affects women of reproductive age is usually accompanied by excruciating pain, especially during menstruation. The condition occurs when tissues that line the inner womb start growing outside the womb. These tissues continue to behave like those inside the womb, shedding themselves during menstruation with no outlet to flow out of the body. (KC)

5 Responses to Barbadians walk to raise awareness on endometriosis

  1. April Louis
    April Louis March 25, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Rovin C. Février Since i saw you posted something on this once

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    • Rovin C. Février
      Rovin C. Février March 25, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Wow this is great! When will we have this back home. I’m hoping when I return I can bring awareness and create a support group.

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    • April Louis
      April Louis March 25, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      I saw them tonight still marching. That’s great and when you do, you have my support

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  2. Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
    Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks March 25, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    This is great ,was diagnosed when I was 28 yrs.

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  3. Patrice Thorne
    Patrice Thorne March 25, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Wish I could have been there. Was diagnosed at 19 years old. Thanks to my doctor I finally knew what was causing the terrible pains I suffered.

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