This Very Common Medical Condition May Be Holding Your Female Employees Back

Endometriosis used to be called the “Career Woman’s Disease,” but it turns out that what it is is a career damaging disease. A study in Finland found that women with endometriosis took 10 more sick days and 10 more disability days (the U.S. doesn’t really have something similar) than their non-afflicted counterparts.

That has an impact on your career. If you’re missing 20 more days of work per year than the other women in the office (the study didn’t compare endometriosis victims to men), that has got to damage your climb up the career ladder.

Clare-Louise Knox, founder of See Her Thrive, an organization dedicated to making women’s health “normal,” asks, “I wonder how many of these women found themselves in a disciplinary meeting for endo-related sickness absence?”

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  1. Thanks for bringing this up, because even in 2021, women’s health issues are not still considered on an equal status as male health issues, but using the “hysteria” word to sweep female health issues under the rug. Besides the need to find a competent doctor who recognizes the medical issues is already hard because their specialist status makes them ( the doctor) less available as a covered resource. Healthcare would rather cover Viagra and erection problems than give correct needed coverage to women. Again this all comes down to the lack of equality given to women in all areas.

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