INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S RIGHTS DAY: The students of Lycée Daniella Jeffry sensitized on the theme: "Endometriosis... What if we talked about it?" 

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The Professional High School Daniella Jeffry has emphasized, as every year, the date of March 8 dedicated to the commemoration of the "International Day of Women's Rights", recognized by the UN in 1975.

For the occasion, the Lycée's medico-social service organized a morning for the students on the theme of "  ENDOMETRIOSIS… What if we talked about it?» 

Yellow ribbons, the European symbol for Endometriosis, were made and worn by all participants.

This gynecological disease, long ignored, affects, according to a survey carried out in Guadeloupe, 3 to 4 women out of 10. The territory of the Iles du North part  is not spared, given the many students who come to the infirmary for various ailments during the period of menstruation (pain, heavy bleeding, chronic fatigue, digestive and urinary disorders, etc.).

The consequences identified, namely absenteeism from school and work (during internships), social isolation and even depressive episodes suggest that ENDOMETRIOSIS is also a social disease.

The diagnosis remains difficult and as stated by doctor Louis JEFFRY gynecologist "Pains during menstruation are not inevitable... insist with your doctor when you have pain".

Other speakers captivated the audience with their poignant testimonies. Christiane LADEON, Léa and Constance, affected for the first two by endometriosis and witness for the third having seen her mother suffer from the disease throughout her childhood.

Messages of hope have nevertheless been delivered to the students, in particular by the progress of medicine, the national control plan, the recognition of endometriosis as a long-term condition (ALD)... But the fight continues and the speeches of all the speakers were also addressed to the boys. “If your girlfriend has endometriosis, take care of her…it's important”.  

The KARUK'ENDO association located in Guadeloupe also intervened via the Internet. The high school action was broadcast on their facebook live. Many thanks also to Maryse Lafleur, social worker  at the Lycée for his collaboration.

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