Lauren Butler, RN, became a member of EndoAct to openly share her lived experiences with endometriosis. From the age of 11 Lauren has experienced debilitating pelvic pain. For 12 years numerous doctors diagnosed her chronic pain as normal period pain. She was eventually referred to an endometriosis specialist and was properly diagnosed at the age of 23. These years of suffering, without medical investigation, led to worsening pain that disrupted every aspect of her life. Through sharing these lived experiences and collaborating with endometriosis specialists, researchers and policy makers she envisions a future of endometriosis care in Canada that will allow everyone access to effective care management options before symptoms become debilitating in the physical, emotional, interpersonal and financial sense.
Ms. Butler has nothing to disclose.