“For a myriad of reasons, many of us are still uncomfortable with conversations surrounding periods, menstrual health and menstrual hygiene. Ironically, many menstruating women have a number of unpleasant, debilitating symptoms in common – including chronic pain.”
Description and Purpose: Endometriosis, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Uterine fibroids, Adenomyosis and Painful Periods (Primary Dysmenorrhea) are included in a class diseases or conditions called menstrual disorders. You are invited to participate in a research survey designed to understand how symptoms of menstrual disorders impact the daily life of women living in Barbados. The survey has two primary […]
We’re continuing to recognize Endometriosis Awareness Month 2019 in Barbados. We are aware they are several persons with this condition on island and so let’s get to know a few local endowarriors with our blog series: “Ten Questions with A Bajan Endo Warrior”. Today, the 15th of March 2019, we continue our 10 Question Series […]
Ten Questions with A Bajan Endo Warrior: As we begin Endometriosis Awareness Month 2019 in Barbados, we’re going to get to know a few local endowarriors in Barbados with this blog series: “Ten Questions with A Bajan Endo Warrior”. Today, the 1st of March 2019, we will start off our 10 Question Series with Krystle: mother, partner, sister, daughter, friend, entrepreneur and a bajan endowarrior.
Shared October 22, 2016 Hi my name is Janelle Mellowes. I’m 27, I’m a bajan and I have endometriosis. I had my first surgery on 20th August 2009 on the island of Nevis. I was very nervous but I asked God to remove all my fears and that he did. The surgery was successful. The […]
10 years old- passed out and fell down the stairs at primary school a couple times. Extreme stomach cramps and embarrassing pool of blood was my introduction to “womanhood”. Never thought anything was “wrong” with me, in the Caribbean, heavy periods ( backpain, headaches, heavy bleeding and mood swings/ real,real miserable) are an important part […]
For Endometriosis Awareness Month 2019 in Barbados, we’re going to get to know a few local endowarriors in Barbados with this blog series: “Ten Questions with A Bajan Endo Warrior”. Today, the 7th of March 2019, we will continue off our 10 Question Series with an anonymous submission: a daughter, friend, entrepreneur and a bajan endowarrior.
On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, our interim member, Danielle Bain attended the abovementioned panel discussion hosted by the UWI HIV&AIDS Response Programme (UWIHARP). It was held at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus – Solution Centre and chaired by Monique Springer- Project Officer of the UWI HARP. UWI HARP’s mission is “…to build and harness […]
Our Co-Founder, Public Health and Advocacy Manager, Julia was the guest on a twitter chat hosted by the Lake Health and Wellbeing our regional health collaborator in St. Kitts and Nevis. The #FibroidsChat was fun and interesting! For a transcript of the chat, click the image below and get directed to the associated link. Highlights […]
September is recognized as PCOS Awareness Month and originally the event was to be in September, but due to circumstances beyond our control, we had to move it to October. Nevertheless, despite the original challenges, we persisted and on Sunday the 14th of October we co-hosted an event for PCOS awareness with our regular partner, […]