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18 October 2023 - Women's reproductive health - Oral evidence

Committee Women and Equalities Committee
Inquiry Women's reproductive health

Wednesday 18 October 2023

Start times: 9:30am (private) 10:00am (public)


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Naga Munchetty and Vicky Pattison to share their lived experiences of reproductive health issues during WEC evidence session

The cross-party committee of MPs launched an inquiry on women’s reproductive health in July to understand the challenges women face during diagnosis and treatment of gynecological and urogynecological conditions including, but not limited, to adenomyosis, endometriosis and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Meeting details

At 9:30am: Private discussion
Inquiry Women's reproductive health
At 10:00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Women's reproductive health
Broadcaster and Journalist
Broadcaster and Personality

Naga’s adenomyosis diagnosis became public after a weekend when her husband called an ambulance due to the intense pain from a flare up of the condition. She will discuss her experience of diagnosis and treatment of her condition, including the impact on her professional and personal life.

Vicky will speak about her experience of PMDD and symptoms (including rage, fatigue, extreme anxiety, and lack of interest in things that typically bring joy), which she has documented with her millions of social media followers in a bid to normalise the subject.

Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP said:

“All women should have access to swift and effective reproductive healthcare. My committee wants to examine the barriers to this, including the time it can take for younger women with painful conditions to receive a diagnosis.

The testimonies we will hear will shine a light on the challenges women face and the impact such conditions can have on their day-to-day lives. We want this inquiry to highlight why and how women’s experiences can vary and how these disparities can impact health outcomes.

From polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to the side-effect lottery of the contraceptive pill, women shouldn’t have to suffer prolonged and debilitating physical and mental symptoms whilst seeking medical advice and treatment.”

Location

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

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