Endometriosis is an often painful gynaecological disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus - the endometrium - grows outside your uterus. Painful symptoms can be especially severe during menstruation.

There is currently no known cure for endometriosis. However, if left untreated, endometriosis can lead to further complications like excessive bleeding, ovarian cysts, painful intercourse and infertility.


1 in 10 Women

Are affected by endometriosis. This accounts for 5 to 15 percent, or 247.000, of all girls and women of reproductive age in Sweden.


7.5 years

Is the average time girls and women wait before receiving a proper diagnosis of endometriosis.


2/3 of women

With endometriosis begin showing symptoms before the age of 20.


Is the amount of money it costs per person per year due to absenteeism and lower efficiency at work because of endometriosis.