We don't understand what causes endometriosis and we don't even have an effective way to diagnose the disease. The only way to truly diagnose endo is to cut open a person that has it, cut out a piece of the endo, and study it under a microscope. The only treatment that has any chance of curing the disease and not resulting in numerous future surgeries is invasive and very traumatizing surgery that requires all of the infected tissue to be cut out, which often includes removal of the entire uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and parts of the bowel, requiring several months of recovery and large medical bills if you're unfortunate enough to live in the U.S.
Why the fuck is such a common and debilitating disease so little understood? Not in the least because people don't want to fund studies on a disease that many doctors dismiss as just being exaggerations about period pain. Which. It. Is. Not.
But here's what they will fucking fund!
A study about how endometriosis affects men's sex lives? That's enraging.
Yes. Yes it is.
On Tuesday, I was alerted to the fact that the University of Sydney has recently approved research into how men’s sex lives are impacted by being in a relationship with someone who has endometriosis. This study is being conducted by master’s student who wishes to explore “the impact of endometriosis on men’s sexual wellbeing”.
There aren't enough gifs of women raging out, honestly.
Men, All Day Every Day: HOW CAN I MAKE THIS ABOUT MEEEEEEEEEE??????
Fuck cis men and their fucking boners as long as women are still suffering immensely from this disease that routinely goes undiagnosed for YEARS while they SUFFER IN HORRIBLE PAIN SERIOUSLY FUCK YOU.