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M-52 National action plan for endometriosis

44th Parliament, 1st Session

Motion Text


(a) the House recognize that,

(i) endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects at least one in ten women and unmeasured numbers of transgender, non-binary and two-spirit individuals,

(ii) the disease causes debilitating pain, infertility, and other symptoms that affect the whole body, leading to significant impacts on individuals, families, and society,

(iii) there is no definitive cause or known cure for endometriosis, the disease is managed with surgical care, other medical care, and multidisciplinary services depending on the goals of the individual,

(iv) it takes an average of five to eleven years for an individual to receive a diagnosis of endometriosis in Canada,

(v) once diagnosed, individuals in Canada can wait years for surgery by an endometriosis expert or multidisciplinary chronic pain care,

(vi) expert endometriosis surgery and multidisciplinary chronic pain care are only available in certain regions of Canada,

(vii) low awareness of endometriosis is rooted in the historic and systemic dismissal of women's pain; and

(b) in the opinion of the House, the government should work in collaboration with the Canadian endometriosis community to establish a national action plan for endometriosis that reflects priorities and outcomes important to individuals with endometriosis and promotes:

(i) improved access to care,

(ii) increased awareness and education of health care providers and the public,

(iii) support for further research.

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March 21, 2022
Placed on Notice


March 21, 2022
Placed on Notice

Joint Seconders (5)

Jointly seconding a private Member's motion is a formal way for up to 20 Members to show support for the motion before it is called for debate. They are displayed in the order they were received by the Clerk of the House.

Jointly seconded on March 28, 2022

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Mike Morrice
Kitchener Centre

Jointly seconded on April 4, 2022

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Tom Kmiec
Calgary Shepard

Jointly seconded on October 7, 2022

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Lena Metlege Diab
Halifax West

Jointly seconded on May 10, 2023

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Andy Fillmore