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Celebrities march for invisible disease in women

Endometriosis Support Group Nigeria is committed to raising awareness on endometriosis and providing help and support for those affected.

Endometriosis is a condition that affects a woman’s reproductive organs. It happens when the tissue that lines the uterus begins to grow outside the uterus.

Every month, the tissue growing outside the uterus acts like those in the womb, they build up, break down and then bleeds. Unlike the tissue in the womb, this blood has no way to escape.

It is a chronic and debilitating condition that causes painful or heavy periods. It may also lead to infertility, pelvic pain, fatigue, bowel and bladder problems.

Mercy Aigbe Gentry

It is estimated that over one million women in Nigeria are affected by Endometriosis.

it is also said that about  20- 50 per cent of women being treated for infertility have endometriosis.

ESGN is at the forefront of internationally recognized peer-reviewed and professional services, programmes and resources and is actively lobbying for better outcomes for the combined market and population involved with endometriosis, including the Nigerian Government.

Celebrities like Funke Akindele, Mercy Aigbe Gentry, Helen Paul, Ali baba , Nike Oshinowo, Lagos pro Dolapo Badmus, Olori of Ketu Kingdom Olori Balogun, Iyabo Lawani and other known figures in Nigeria, pledge their support for the fight against the invisible disease.

Endometriosis world wide march will commence on the March 11,  2017 at 8am.

The march will begin at the City Mall, Onikan to Muri Okunola Park, Victoria island.

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