Endometriosis is under-funded and under-researched. And it all comes down to this: stigma and discrimination.
A huge part of this is the gendering of the disease. Diseases more likely in women and people assigned female at birth are less likely to be funded than ones dominated by men and people with penises - even when they have a similar level of impact on a person’s life. The UK has the largest gender health gap in the G20. There is even less research looking at the impacts of endometriosis on people of colour, queer people and gender diverse people.
Why do we know so little?
How much funding does each type of health condition get in the UK?
(based on data from 2018)