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In the March 2018 episode of her TBS show Full Frontal, Samantha Bee took an incredibly raw and real 2-part look at birth control as doctor’s go-to remedy for all that ails women.
Along with the segment A History of Women’s Pain, she also focused on endometriosis in the segment All You Get Is Birth Control.
“Everything about endometriosis really sucks,” Bee, 58, says. “Aside from the intense pain, it also causes a host of other problems including infertility and chronic fatigue. It also increases your risk of a heart attack by 52 percent.”
Bee continued her rant by pointing out that a condition that can increase a woman’s chances of a heart disease would at least be well understood by professionals, but many doctors continue to have no clue about what endometriosis is or how it’s really affecting women.
“One in 10 women suffer from endometriosis and it’s just one of the many painful debilitating lady diseases that gets treated with birth control and a shrug.” Bee goes on to liken endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) to one’s body reenacting the horror movie Saw each month.
She also shared astonishing statistics on how 10 percent of women have endometriosis and the disease only receives $10 million of funding per year while 10 percent of people have diabetes and that illness receives $1 billion of funding annually.