We demand that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) address the endometriosis care crisis. In the U.S., patients see an average of 8 doctors over 10 years before diagnosis. Due to lack of proper education and training among the approximately 58,000 OBGYN providers in the U.S., patients are regularly told their symptoms are ‘in their heads’ or ‘normal’, that pregnancy and hysterectomy are cures, and that hormonal medications effectively treat the disease. Time and time again, ACOG executives have been presented with the grave reproductive injustices endured by patients at the hands of their members, but failed to act.
The time of inaction is over. The time for change is now. #WeMatterACOG
There are 3 ways you can get involved: (1) Attend the protest, (2) Protest online and (3) Sign the Petition. Learn more about each of these below.
1) PROTEST IN PERSON:
On April 5 & 6th, 2018, join us in Washington, D.C. outside of the ACOG Headquarters (409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024).
2) VIRTuALLY PROTEST:
Protest on Facebook & Instagram
Join the protest on social media by sharing this #WeMatterACOG message and/or sharing the photo below.
Copy, paste & share this text widely:
For years I've missed out on my life. I've missed school, work, and family events because I was too sick to get out of bed. Doctors told me I had a low pain tolerance, that my pain was all in my head, that crippling periods were normal and that I just needed to grin and bear it. In reality, I had an invasive disease covering most of my organs. This standard of treatment is far too common among the 176 million suffering from endometriosis. I deserve better. We all deserve better. Today, I’m speaking out to call on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to work with patient advocates and expert providers to change how this disease is treated. Please copy, paste and share this post if you or someone you love has endometriosis. Together let’s show ACOG that we won’t stand by while 176 million people suffer in silence. #WeMatterACOG #ACOG @acognational
Share this image or take a photo of yourself doing the same to show that endometriosis patients have been silenced for too long. Post the photo with #WeMatterACOG and above text so that we can aggregate all of the photos and posts . Each photo and post will show ACOG there are THOUSANDS of us dedicated to this cause.
Protest on Twitter
Tweet the demands & message that millions of endo patients are making to ACOG.
3) Sign the Petition:
Add your name to the thousands who have already spoken out demanding that ACOG take action for the endometriosis care crisis.