Endometriosis used to be called the “Career Woman’s Disease,” but it turns out that what it is is a career damaging disease. A study in Finland found that women with endometriosis took 10 more sick days and 10 more disability days (the U.S. doesn’t really have something similar) than their non-afflicted counterparts.
That has an impact on your career. If you’re missing 20 more days of work per year than the other women in the office (the study didn’t compare endometriosis victims to men), that has got to damage your climb up the career ladder.
Clare-Louise Knox, founder of See Her