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The Endometriosis Foundation hosts Female Health Festival for West Ham United Women's football club

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

The Endometriosis Foundation had the incredible opportunity to host the Women's Health Festival at West Ham United Women's football club earlier this month.

On Wednesday, May 3rd, we hosted the Female Health Festival for West Ham United Women’s football club where we invited along a handful of experts to initiate conversations around psychological and reproductive health, diet and nutrition, and the often-overlooked topic of pelvic health physiotherapy.

Pictured: Lina Chan, Linda Farahani, Sula Windgassen, Carla Cressy, Larissa Christian, Srividya Seshadri, Anita Mitra

We were joined by Health Psychologist Dr Sula Windgassen, Gynaecologist Dr Anita Mitra, Fertility Specialist’s Dr’s Linda Farahani and Srividya Seshadri, Women’s Health Physiotherapist Larissa Christian, and Consultant Colorectal Dietitian Sophie Medlin, along with our host and organiser Carla Cressy, the founder & CEO of The Endometriosis Foundation.

Pictured: Sophie Medlin discussing diet and nutrition during a group discussion

Over the afternoon, the group of experts were split up allowing a chance for the players to sit and discuss a range of topics including reproductive health and wellbeing, nutrition and gut health, Endometriosis, pelvic floor physiotherapy, mental health and much more.

The experts were able to share invaluable insights and provide practical advice to the team with an aim to equip them with the knowledge and tools they need to help them to feel confident when making informed decisions around their health.

Pictured: Dr Linda Farahani discussing all things fertility

The Female Health Festival was sponsored by our supporting partner, MeetParla, Holland & Barrett’s women’s wellness brand - founded by Lina Chan, who kindly provided a range of refreshments and snacks throughout the day.

Witnessing the engaged discussions and the genuine connections formed throughout the day was truly heart-warming and a gentle reminder that creating spaces for open and honest conversations and shared experiences is vital for improving women's health outcomes especially around Endometriosis.

As we reflect on the success of the Women's Health Festival, we look forward to organising more events of this nature in the future.

We are grateful for the opportunity to have hosted this event and are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead as we continue to prioritise Endometriosis and women's health.

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