Barbados Association of Endometriosis and P.C.O.S. Questionnaire 2019

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 […]

Ten Questions with A Bajan Endo Warrior- Krystle Carew.

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.

Janelle’s Story

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 […]

Cassandra’s PCOS Story

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 […]

Panel Discussion – Know Your Flow: Achieving a Healthy Menstrual Cycle & Overcoming Complications

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 […]

PCOS Dance Party!

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, […]