Endometriosis is a chronic, painful disease associated with infertility and occurs in an estimated 10% of reproductive-age women. As a stigmatized disease that solely aﬀects women — and speciﬁcally those in their prime working and childbearing years — endometriosis has signiﬁcant negative eﬀects on patients, their families, and society as whole. SWHR convened a congressional briefing featuring a moderated panel discussion that addressed the current state of endometriosis research, as well as policy considerations aﬀecting a woman’s diagnosis, treatment, and access to quality care. Read more about the briefing in our blog post below.
- Moderator: Amy M. Miller, PhD, President and CEO, Society for Women’s Health Research
- Linda G. Griﬃth, PhD, Professor, Biological & Mechanical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Stacey Missmer, ScD, Scientiﬁc Director, Boston Center for Endometriosis
- Robert N. Taylor, MD, PhD, Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah
Thanks to our congressional hosts: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).