Endometriosis Workplace Support

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:27 pm on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Khalid Mahmood Khalid Mahmood Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (Europe) 3:27 pm, 29th October 2019

I appreciate that I am late in coming to the debate, Mr Pritchard, but it is an important issue, and I thank Alec Shelbrooke for obtaining it. The issue is not recognised by most people. In particular, women end up taking a huge amount of painkillers—not just during their periods but when the pain is excruciating and they are unable to move or do anything. That has a huge effect on their kidneys. I have had a kidney transplant, and I understand that. People say, “Just take some more painkillers,” but that is not the way to solve it. We must look at how employers deal with it, and how the NHS deals with it. That is the most important thing, and I wanted to make that point because I have a friend who is a sufferer.