Is Endometriosis A Common Gynecological Condition? Essay

963 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
Introduction and Significance:

Endometriosis is a common gynecological condition, particularly among women of childbearing age, affecting an estimated 2 to 10 percent of American women in this age group. Endometriosis can be a debilitating disease for some women who experience ongoing pain, while others may be asymptomatic. (qtd. In Hopkins 1)
The Americans Disabilities Act of 1990, was enacted to help the disabled obtain medical care, and to have an income every month. The Americans with Disabilities Act defines disability as a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual.” It goes on to define major life activities as “…caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working. [A] major life activity also includes the operation of a major bodily function, including but not limited to, functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.”(“Bloomin”)
The Social Security Administration does not recognize Endometriosis as an official disability. Their strict definition of “disability” is:
“The law defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental…

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