MPs to debate petition relating to endometriosis and PCOS
12 October 2021
On Monday 1 November, MPs will debate a petition relating to endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This debate had to be rescheduled from 18 October, following the tragic death of Sir David Amess MP.
- Watch the debate (from 4:30pm, Monday 1 November)
- Read the debate transcript (available shortly after the conclusion of the debate)
- Follow the Committee on Twitter and join the discussion using #EndoPCOSDebate
The debate will be opened by Taiwo Owatemi MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, and MPs from all parties can take part. Maria Caulfield MP, Minister for Patient Safety and Primary Care, will respond on behalf of the Government.
Increase funding for research into Endometriosis and PCOS
The petition, which has more than 101,000 signatures, states:
“Endometriosis and PCOS are two gynaecological conditions which both affect 10% of women worldwide, but both are, in terms of research and funding, incredibly under prioritised. This petition is calling for more funding, to enable for new, extensive and thorough research into female health issues.”
In its response to the petition, provided on 24 August 2021, the Government said: “The Government recognises the importance of research into endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. The Government is funding a broad range of research through its funding organisations.”
What are petitions debates?
Petitions debates are ‘general’ debates which allow MPs from all parties to discuss the important issues raised by one, or more petitions, and put their concerns to Government Ministers.
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