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Let’s Talk Periods: Endometriosis
For our third ‘Let’s Talk Periods’ webinar, we will be exploring endometriosis, a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

Endometriosis is the second most common gynaecological condition in the UK and affects 176 million women worldwide. It can affect women of any age, but can have a significant impact on quality of life. Some women may struggle to get pregnant.

Leading expert on endometriosis and pelvic pain Professor Andrew Horne joins Chair Professor Dame Lesley Regan to discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, as well as his research into the first potential non-hormonal, non-surgical treatment for endometriosis, which has been funded by Wellbeing of Women.

It takes an average of eight years to diagnose endometriosis. With no known cure, there are treatments available to help manage symptoms. This webinar is a chance to hear from the experts and have your questions answered.

Email events@wellbeingofwomen.org.uk before the event and our speakers will do their best to answer your questions during the webinar.

Mar 17, 2022 01:00 PM in London

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Professor Dame Lesley Regan
Professor Dame Lesley Regan is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College, St Mary’s Hospital, London. She is director of the Women's Health Research Centre and co-director of the UK Pregnancy Baby Bio Bank. Having graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, in 1980 Professor Regan pursued her career at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where she first became enthused by clinical & laboratory research, completing an MD on miscarriage. She went on to set up the world’s largest recurrent miscarriage clinic at St Mary’s Hospital, London. Professor Regan was the 30th President (2016-2019) of the RCOG. Since 2018 she has been co-Chair of the national Women’s Health Task Force and Secretary General of the International Federation of Gynaecology & Obstetrics. She received a DSc from University College London in 2015, and was awarded a DBE for her services to women’s health in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List.
Professor Andrew Horne
Andrew Horne is Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and is the Chair of the Academic Board at the RCOG. He established the EXPPECT Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis in Edinburgh in 2015. He is an experienced researcher in women’s health problems, with a specific focus on endometriosis and pelvic pain, and has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He is the UK representative for ESHRE, past chair of the ESHRE Special Interest Group for Endometriosis, a trustee to Endometriosis UK, and a trustee to the Pelvic Pain Support Network. He is also a member of the NICE and ESHRE endometriosis guideline committees, and the co-editor-in-chief of Reproduction and Fertility. Andrew has co-authored a book on endometriosis for patients called The experts’ guide to treat, manage and live well with your symptoms.