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Patient Advocacy And Activism Goes Global

Patient advocacy and activism goes global

Elise Travers, a patient advocate in New York City, calls the lack of awareness about endometriosis a “form of gender inequality.” The disease “is not yet part of our general lexicon, yet it affects 1 in 10 women and every part of womanhood,” she said. “It prevents women from realizing the full potential of their lives, and it feels like society is still not recognizing that … I want people to feel that they have a certain social responsibility to change this.”

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