Founder of Endo Charity and a survivor of endometriosis (a painful menstrual dysfunction), Katherine Berkoh has disclosed how she was chastised by other girls for publicising her infertility situation on live tv.
Madam Katherine said on Prime Morning on Tuesday that some female victims verbally attacked her for disclosing such a delicate situation publicly.
As an advocate, she indicated that it was not straightforward stepping up to discuss endometriosis for concern of stigmatization.
“When I started doing the advocacy, I got people coming to me to ask, “Why do you want to talk about something private on TV or radio?” Unfortunately, the individuals who had been approaching me had been female. Men had been truly supporting me greater than the ladies.”
She said that the ladies requested, “Why are you making a fuss? We all go through it. Why are you sitting on TV instead of going to the church to pray? You’re telling everybody you’re infertile.”
Endometriosis is a dysfunction wherein the tissue that usually strains the uterus grows exterior the uterus, inflicting extreme menstrual ache that’s generally linked with infertility.
The most typical signs of the dysfunction embody ache and menstrual irregularities. Women are principally the victims of the situation.
According to madam Katherine, late detection is a serious cause why most ladies turn into infertile.
“It’s quite a difficult thing to go through, but it’s better we diagnose it earlier. So, if your child or someone close to you is out of school or at work constantly complaining of the cramps, you need to do something about it because I’m sure you’ll pick on something even if it is not endometriosis,” she said.
She admonished girls to keep away from describing menstrual cramps as regular and listen to those that may complain of extra ache throughout their interval.
As the founder of an advocacy basis against the illness, she believes that ladies coming collectively to help the advocacy will allow the creation of consciousness to be efficient in serving to with early prognosis.
Also talking on the dysfunction, the CEO of Nova Surgery Center, Accra, Dr. Francis D. Dickson, explained that “it is a genetic, hereditary condition that is programmed within the body system from birth.”
According to Dr. Dickson, signs of the affliction start throughout puberty and finish after menopause.
He recommended Madam Katherine for taking a daring step to publicly educate individuals in regards to the situation, admitting that it will help curb the scenario.
Hormonal contraceptives and excision surgical procedure are some treatment options accessible to suppress endometriosis.
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