Endometriosis Takes a Toll on The Careers of Women, Finnish Study Reveals
Endometriosis is not a ‘career woman’s disease’, as it used to be known, but it very much does impact the careers of women.
A two-year-long study among almost 4,000 women in Finland has found those with endometriosis took 10 or more sick days, even at the age of 46, compared to those without endo. They also claimed, on average, 10 more disability days.
The good news is that scientists in Finland found no patterns of early retirement or unemployment when examining data from 348 participants with endometriosis. Still, this research was conducted in a country with relatively good healthcare, welfare, and retirement systems. It’s unclear if that would be the case elsewhere.
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