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Fund NHS scheme for women with Endometriosis to freeze their eggs

Submitted by Rhiannon Hurll on Monday 15th March 2021

Published on Monday 22nd March 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Current Signatures: 35,352
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Fund NHS scheme for women with Endometriosis to freeze their eggs

Petition Details

Women with endometriosis should have the option to freeze their eggs on the NHS, due to the high percentage of infertility (30-50%). Women undergoing chemotherapy have around a 40% chance of being infertile, yet they can get their eggs frozen on the NHS and women with endometriosis cannot.

Additional Information

Endometriosis is a debilitating disease where the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows in ectopic sites, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes and the pelvis. It occurs in 1 in 10 women but takes approximately 7 years to get diagnosed.

Around 30-50% of women with endometriosis are infertile and as there is no cure for endometriosis, there are very limited options to conceive naturally. One way of managing symptoms is surgery, which actually increases the chances of infertility.

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