What do you know about endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition where cells normally found lining your uterus (womb) are also found in other parts of your body. Every monthly cycle, these cells can build up and break away in the same way as your womb lining. However, because these endometriosis patches grow elsewhere in the body, they can’t leave the body like a period. They become trapped and cause problems such as irritation and scarring.

Our short quiz will help you learn more about endometriosis.

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