The ALLIANCE and Scottish Government have produced several resources on endometriosis, in support of the Women's Health Plan.

Endometriosis is a long-term (chronic) condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb is found elsewhere in the body. It’s very common, affecting around 1 in 10 of those who menstruate. For some people, symptoms such as severe period pain, heavy bleeding and pelvic pain, can have a significant impact on their physical health, emotional wellbeing and daily routine. For more information see NHS Inform.

March is Endometriosis Action month and is an opportunity to raise awareness about endometriosis, highlight the experiences of those that have the condition, and signpost to support. Therefore to support better awareness of the condition, the ALLIANCE has produced a number of resources. These have been produced with the Scottish Government, as part of our programme of work supporting the Women’s Health Plan, and with contributions from Professor Andrew Horne from the University of Edinburgh’s EXPPECT Centre.

Understanding Endometriosis webinar
This webinar offers the opportunity to learn more about endometriosis, the common symptoms associated with the condition, when and how to discuss with healthcare professional and how to manage symptoms.
Panel: Professor Andrew Horne (the University of Edinburgh), Julie Burns (Endometriosis Support Group Ayrshire), Vicky Chapman (Endometriosis Support Group Dundee)
Watch the webinar on Youtube:

Endometriosis Information and Resource sheet
This information leaflet pulls together key resources on endometriosis which are available for free online from various specialist organisations including NHS Inform. With thanks to Professor Andrew Horne for his contribution to the resource. Download here.

Understanding Endometriosis graphic

This graphic pulls together the discussion and learning from our webinar. It was produced by Listen Think Draw.

Please feel free to use and share these resources widely. We’d love to hear your feedback if they have supported better information sharing on endometriosis, how you’ve used them and with whom. Email us at

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Published: 07/03/2024

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