University of York (York, North Yorkshire, UK)

Subject: Can the treatment of women with reproductive disorders be seen as a human rights issue, and if so, how?

Contact: Megan Fletcher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , tel 07876 70755

Requirements: The requirements of the research are simply that you have had or are waiting for a diagnosis of some form of reproductive disorder. These include vulvodynia, vaginismus, endometriosis, PCOS, ovarian cysts, adenomyosis, uterine fibroids and any others that affect the female reproductive organs.

Details: The project forms part of my dissertation for my Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law and Practice at the University of York. The research considers the reasons behind the lack of knowledge of female reproductive disorders in the UK, how this contributes to the mistreatment of sufferers and whether this can be seen as a human rights issue.

By completing this research, I would like to raise awareness for women suffering with these conditions in the hope that this may improve treatment and waiting times of these women for a correct diagnosis and support offered to them, and that by looking at it from a human rights perspective, it may offer a new insight into the treatment of these women.

The questionnaire you will be completing addresses the issue of:

                                                                                  
• What your own experience of a female reproductive disorder is, including treatment and diagnosis, to establish whether you feel discriminated against because of the condition.

Website: You can access the questionnaire through the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/NXAakyhgR9KuEb8o1

(Correct as at 5 July 2017)