January 26, 2022

a unanimous vote in the Assembly to recognize the disease as a long-lasting condition

The adoption of the text submitted by La France insoumise, which is in no way binding, was greeted Thursday by standing applause from the entire hemicycle.

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It is a historic vote. Two days after Emmanuel Macron’s announcements, the Unanimous Assembly voted, Thursday, January 13, a resolution carried by LFI deputies to recognize endometriosis as a long-lasting disease (ALD), from which one in ten women in France suffers. . The motion for a resolution defended by “rebellious” Clémentine Autain invites the government to start a reflection “to write in stone” of ALD endometriosis. This should allow 100% coverage by health insurance.

The adoption of the text, which is not binding, by the 111 deputies present was greeted by standing applause from the entire hemicycle. “We can create a floor of rights for women victims”, said the deputy for Seine-Saint-Denis with a particular thought for “poorly paid women, for the precarious, for the poorest among them”, for which the disease is “even more difficult to live”.

It would be “a giant leap for millions of women”, she added, with a “ratchet effect” which would make it possible to standardize the management of this disease, which was discovered in 1860. This disease, on which knowledge remains incomplete, is linked to the presence of cells of uterine origin outside the uterus, which react to hormones during menstrual cycles. Sometimes asymptomatic, it can also be manifested by heavy periods and severe pain.

The announcement on Tuesday by the Head of State, who launched a national strategy to fight endometriosis better known, diagnosed and taken care of, formed the backdrop for the discussion.