At E for Endometriosis, we are thrilled to host the first South-East Asia screening of the ground-breaking documentary Below the Belt. Below the Belt is executive produced by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rosario Dawson, Corinne Foxx and Mae Whitman.
Through the personal & inspiring stories of four patients urgently searching for answers to mysterious symptoms, the film exposes widespread problems in our healthcare systems. From societal taboos and gender bias to misinformed doctors and profit-driven healthcare, the film reveals how millions are effectively silenced and how, by fighting back, they can improve healthcare for all people.
In addition to screening the film, we will have a Q&A discussion with renowned endometriosis surgeon Dr Ma Li (NUH Obstetrics & Gynaecology Specialist) and nutritionist Ms Pooja (Clinic Director of The Nutrition Clinic).
The event will be a wonderful community filled evening and will open the door to understanding an extremely common disease that has been essentially pushed under the rug. Help us to spread the word and join us The Arts House on 18th of March 2-5pm to learn how you can create positive change for the lives of girls and women everywhere.
Endometriosis (“endo”) affects approximately 200 million girls, women and transmen around the world – that is at least 1 in 9 women. Even so, it takes an average of 8 doctors and 10 years to properly diagnose. A greater diagnostic delay exists for women of colour who are less likely believed, diagnosed and effectively treated. During that time, many are often told incorrectly by doctors that an array of ineffective drugs, pregnancy & hysterectomy are cures. Many are left infertile – nearly 50% of infertility cases in women are due to this disease.