Hagedorn Statement on March as Endometriosis Awareness Month

March 1, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) cosponsored a bipartisan resolution, H. Res. 118, to recognize March 2019 as Endometriosis Awareness Month.

Endometriosis effects one in 10 women of reproductive age in the United States and an estimated 200 million women worldwide. It is one of the most common gynecological diseases in women, in which the type of tissue that normally grows in the uterus (the endometrium) also grows outside of the uterus. Many who suffer from endometriosis live with chronic pain and infertility.

“I signed on to this bipartisan resolution to recognize March 2019 as Endometriosis Awareness Month in order to bring attention to this painful disease,” said Hagedorn. “We hope by bringing awareness to this disease affecting women that health care providers will continue searching for effective treatments, and ideally, a cure.”

Reps. David Scott (D-GA-13) and Dr. Roger Marshall (R-KS-01) introduced the bill along with Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL-23), Gilbert Cisneros (D-CA-39), Jim Hagedorn (R-MN-01), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-07), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC-At Large), Yvette Clarke (D-NY-09), Hank Johnson (D-GA-04), Steven Watkins (R-KS-02), Steve Cohen (D-TN-09), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY-07), Grace Meng (D-NY-06) and Alcee Hastings (D-FL-20).

Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.