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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Mphonyana Ikalafeng-Verbeeck Advocates for Endometriosis Awareness March

todayMarch 20, 2024 11

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Mphonyana Ikalafeng-Verbeeck, the founder of Sisters Against Endometriosis, passionately discussed the importance of raising awareness about endometriosis through the march in Windhoek.  Ikalafeng-Verbeeck remained determined to shed light on this often-misunderstood condition.

Ikalafeng-Verbeeck emphasized the personal connection she has with endometriosis as someone living with stage 4 of the condition. Having undergone significant medical interventions herself, including the removal of her uterus and left ovary, she underscored the urgency of early detection and management to prevent others from experiencing similar hardships.

The Endometriosis Awareness March, scheduled during March, the designated Endometriosis Awareness Month, aims to empower women with knowledge about the symptoms and management of the condition. Ikalafeng-Verbeeck highlighted common symptoms such as heavy and painful menstruation, urinary and gastrointestinal discomfort, and pain during intercourse. By encouraging women to seek gynecological assistance and advocating for timely diagnosis and treatment, the march strives to minimize the detrimental impact of endometriosis on individuals’ lives.

Furthermore, Ikalafeng-Verbeeck extended an invitation to join the endometriosis support group, emphasizing the importance of sharing resources and information within the community. Through the support group, individuals can access medical referrals and receive guidance on navigating healthcare options effectively.

She urged interested parties to visit the website for updates on the event and encouraged participation in raising awareness about endometriosis.

In conclusion, Ikalafeng-Verbeeck’s dedication to advocating for endometriosis awareness serves as a beacon of hope for individuals grappling with the condition. Through her tireless efforts and collaboration with media outlets like Future Media, she strives to foster a supportive community and drive positive change in the understanding and treatment of endometriosis.

Written by: Leonard Witbeen

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