The undersecretary of Health Care, Prevention and Promotion, Vicente Corte, and the director of Maternity and Childhood, Claudia Castro, gave their opinion on the bill on endometriosis.

With all clarity, and the calm tone but also the firmness that characterize it, the doctor and provincial deputy Omar Gutiérrez maintained that it is “feasible, viable and necessary for the province” have regulations that allow ensure the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosischronic disease of women hinders procreation and it affects one in ten Argentine women.

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An bill oriented to give those answers is being studied by the Jujuy Legislature Health Commissionwhose members received the Undersecretary for Health Care, Prevention and Promotion, Vicente Corteand the Director of Maternity and Childhood Claudia Castroboth officials of the Ministry of Health provincial, to exchange points of view on the need to move forward with this initiative.

The undersecretary of Health Care, Prevention and Promotion, Vicente Corte, and the director of Maternity and Childhood, Claudia Castro, gave their opinion on the bill on endometriosis. (Via Jujuy/)

With full knowledge of the subject, the Deputy Gutierrez -who chairs said Health Commission- warned in the first place that endometriosis is a disease “that is invisible right now; In general, people are unaware of it, and it is important to put it on the agenda of the authorities and the population in general”, for its proper approach.

IN PURSUIT OF EARLY DIAGNOSIS

From a medical point of view, he explained that in most cases begins manifesting with “menstrual pains, and these pains are ‘naturalized'”that is “People do not recognize these pains as symptoms that require medical consultationthis being a way of arrive at an early diagnosishe pointed.

This is how the meeting discussed the importance of “guaranteeing the diagnosis, treatment, follow-up of all the people affected by this disease” making available “all the aspects that the health system has to offer that guarantee of health to people who suffer from endometriosis”.

This is “something it is feasible, viable and necessary for the province”he remarked, to later confirm that there will be a next meeting with representatives of the Jujuy Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists“entity that brings together professionals with whom you want to have an exchange and dialogue about aspects that enrich a law that is enforceable”remarked the president of the Health Commission.

Deputy Omar Gutiérrez chairs the Health Commission of the Legislature, which is analyzing a bill on endometriosis, a disease that affects women's reproductive health.

Deputy Omar Gutiérrez chairs the Health Commission of the Legislature, which is analyzing a bill on endometriosis, a disease that affects women’s reproductive health. (Via Jujuy/)

He also spoke to journalists at the end of the meeting on doctor vincent court. “It is very important that there is a law focused on this pathology, which it is silent and that it is necessary to detect it early” Since the progression of the disease can lead to “sometimes serious problems” because “it is evolving causing alterations in the reproductive health of women”stressed the undersecretary of Health Care, Prevention and Promotion.

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Regarding the dialogue held with the legislators of the Health Commission, the Dr. Castro said “We worked from the information and the exchange that has to do with the knowledge of the medical part in reference to the bill, especially in the healthcare part that is the responsibility of the Ministry of Health”commented.

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