According to a study by Simoens, et al. (2012) the average cost of endometriosis per person is $11,261 per year (original study showed numbers in Euro).
When a person with endometriosis is in remission, she saves $11, 261 every year because of decreased heath care costs and increased productivity!
If her symptoms are eliminated or decreased, she is able to participate more fully in society.
When a person with endometriosis feels better, there will be fewer missed days from school, work, or athletics.
Parents with decreased or eliminated symptoms of endometriosis will be more able to care for their children and more able to take care of other responsibilities as well.
Patients who either do or do not experience remission or decreased symptoms still have support in AEEP until there is a cure. When this nation’s individuals are heard and supported, there will be increased confidence.
With increased confidence and a growing number of advocates who are educated about endometriosis, great changes will happen. AEEP is good for community because women make the world a better place and healthy, empowered ones are unstoppable.
Citation: Steven Simoens, Gerard Dunselman, Carmen Dirksen, Lone Hummelshoj, Attila Bokor, Iris Brandes, Valentin Brodszky, Michel Canis, Giorgio Lorenzo Colombo, Thomas DeLeire, Tommaso Falcone, Barbara Graham, Gülden Halis, Andrew Horne, Omar Kanj, Jens Jørgen Kjer, Jens Kristensen, Dan Lebovic, Michael Mueller, Paola Vigano, Marcel Wullschleger, Thomas D'Hooghe; The burden of endometriosis: costs and quality of life of women with endometriosis and treated in referral centres, Human Reproduction, Volume 27, Issue 5, 1 May 2012, Pages 1292–1299, https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/des073