Congresswomen Nikema Williams and Jenniffer González-Colón Re-Launch Bipartisan Congressional Endometriosis Caucus

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-AL) re-launched the bipartisan Congressional Endometriosis Caucus. Congresswomen Williams and González-Colón are the caucus co-chairs. The goal of the Endometriosis Caucus is to cure endometriosis through research, awareness, and equitable medical care. Nearly one in 10 women in America have endometriosis, but there is relatively little federal funding for the disease, despite the prevalence of endometriosis. 

“I know from personal experience how endometriosis affects women because I’ve lived with it since I was 14 years old,” said Congresswoman Williams. “The awareness of, and resources currently available to cure endometriosis are unacceptably low, and the Congressional Endometriosis Caucus will change that. I want to thank Co-Chair González-Colón for once again leading the Congressional Endometriosis Caucus and I am confident our work will benefit every woman in America.” 

“Endometriosis is one of the most serious conditions impacting millions of women and their quality of life today,” said Congresswoman González-Colón. “As such, we must maximize efforts to secure proper research, treatment and resources for those affected. I am proud to join my colleagues once more as Co-Chair of the Congressional Endometriosis Caucus and look forward to raising awareness and supporting women with endometriosis in our country moving forward.”

“Endometriosis is a debilitating condition affecting millions of women yet still largely misunderstood and often misdiagnosed,“ said Margaret Caspler Cianci, Executive Director of the Endometriosis Foundation of America. “On behalf of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, I applaud Congresswoman Nikema Williams (D-GA) and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR) in establishing the bipartisan Congressional Endometriosis Caucus and for Congresswoman Williams’ bravery in speaking out about her condition. Together, their experience and leadership will bring new attention and awareness to this important issue and its impact on millions of women, their families, and our economy. We look forward to working with Co-Chair Williams and González-Colón, and all the caucus members on increased endometriosis research funding, education, and appropriate care and treatment access.”

CONTACT: PressGA05@mail.house.gov 

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