One in ten women of reproductive age suffer from endometriosis in Cyprus, Minister of Health Michael Damianos said.

The condition affects the quality of life of millions of women worldwide and is one of the most common gynaecological diseases, he said while speaking at the awareness-raising event “EndoMarch2024”.

Cyprus is actively participating in the awareness campaign to ensure women who suffer from the painful symptoms of endometriosis can seek guidance, diagnosis and proper medical treatment, Damianos said.

Two hundred million women worldwide suffer physically and psychologically from the disease, and half of these face infertility problems.

The minister noted that the “EndoMarch” initiative, which began ten years ago, aims to inform women as well as promote the development of diagnostic technologies and quality medicine for the best possible treatment of the condition.