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Discussing Endometriosis With Your Employer

Have you ever felt uncomfortable, nervous, or even downright terrified to tell your boss about your endometriosis? Have you ever felt nauseated at the thought of calling in sick, again, or asking for time off to have surgery? You’re not alone.

Chronic illness can have an impact on workplace performance, ability to sustain full time work, relationships with employers or other employees, and is responsible for lost productivity. It’s important you have the support you need to do your job effectively, and in a way that facilitates positive management of your symptoms. Conversations in the workplace about endometriosis can be difficult,
but armed with the right information, expectations and your rights in the workplace, you can make the conversation easier.

Our Viewpoint

Endometriosis is a complex disease that requires a team approach for best in class care. We recommend communication with your employer to allow them to understand the typical symptoms, treatment requirements and employee needs when confronted with the symptoms and sequelae of endometriosis. We recommend and can help with early discussion regarding the care pathway that is required to get you better. The Endometriosis Treatment Center of America
can provide you the documentation required for an employer’s human resource coordinator to better understand the needs of our patients through the journey towards significant improvement of the disease.


Endometriosis is a complex problem for women that requires multimodal treatments that will require time off work for testing and treatment. Communication with employers with documentation is imperative in keeping their compliance with best in class care pathways.

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