It affects one in nine women.
Yet endometriosis sufferers often find their symptoms are dismissed by medical professionals and frequently face a long and complicated road to finding treatment.
These issues and the inspiring stories of four women with endometriosis, a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes, will be the focus of an upcoming film screening organised as part of the next Health Innovation Hub Ireland Femtech Gathering at University College Cork on June 22nd, 2023.
Directed by Shannon Cohn and produced by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Below the Belt tells the personal and inspiring stories of four women urgently searching for answers to mysterious symptoms.
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The film exposes widespread problems in healthcare that disproportionately affect women and uses the lens of endometriosis “to show how women are often dismissed, discounted, and disbelieved”.
Following the screening of Below the Belt, a panel of patients, innovators, and clinicians will discuss the experiences of living with endometriosis, the challenges of diagnosis, and the wonderful innovations being designed.
Get your free ticket for the event, which takes place at 6pm at the Western Gateway Building at UCC here.