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Register Adenomyosis & Endometriosis as a recognised disability

Submitted on Friday 23rd October 2020

Rejected on Friday 20th November 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: no-action (see below for details)

Petition Action

Register Adenomyosis & Endometriosis as a recognised disability

Petition Details

Register Adenomyosis & Endometriosis as a recognised disability.

Additional Information

1 in 10 women have endometriosis. 1 in 10 woman have Adenomyosis. Many of these woman have both.
Both crippling diseases listed on the top 10 most painful illnesses to have. Yet we struggle to be believed, we struggle to get support & we struggle financially. It’s time we start supporting people in these communities allowing them access to disability payment schemes, access schemes & anything else that is put in place to help people with disability’s should be applicable to us too!


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

Petitions need to call on the Government or Parliament to take a specific action. We're not sure exactly what you'd like the Government or Parliament to do.

The Government's guidance on disability under the Equality Act 2010 states that you’re disabled if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities:
www.gov.uk/definition-of-disability-under-equality-act-2010

It is therefore already the case that under the Equality Act, anyone with a physical or a mental condition which has a substantial and long-term impact on your ability to do normal day to day activities is protected under the disability protected characteristic. This could cover people who have endometriosis, where this has a a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities. So it's not clear what else you would like to happen.

Find out more about the Equality Act here:
www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/discrimination/about-discrimination/equality-act-2010-discrimination-and-your-rights/

Find out more about endometriosis and the Equality Act here: www.endometriosis-uk.org/sites/default/files/files/Endometriosis.pdf

You may also like to sign this petition which calls for more funding for research into endometriosis and PCOS:
petition.parliament.uk/petitions/328570

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