Endometriosis charity appoints a confused man as CEO

Endometriosis charity appoints a confused man as CEO

A health charity for a womb condition that can leave women in agony for years has appointed a gender confused man as their new chief executive.

Richards has previously claimed trans people can change their biological sex 'a little bit' and boasted about running a 'safe space' where men could dress up as women in secret, including as 'schoolgirls'.

ECS's announcement of Richards' appointment also came with a statement next to her image that said: 'Isn't it ridiculous I've got to my 40s before any medical professionals even mentioned endometriosis.'

So-called trans women, who are obviously biological males, that identify as women, do not and cannot have a uterus and, therefore, can never suffer from endometriosis.

Kellie-Jay Keen, founder of Let Women Speak movement, was critical of the language used by the charity and said it 'ignored women' and branded the appointment 'barmy'.

'Everyone has lost their collective minds,' she added. 'The losers are women who suffered from endometriosis who have to rely on a charity that won’t call them "women" but "people" but who will call a man a women.

'This is an absolute disaster and affront to all women who suffer from endometriosis, which is about 10 per cent of women. It’s really insulting.

'I think it’s doubly insulting they will use female language for him but not for a sufferer of the condition.'

On it's website, Endometriosis South Coast said it is an 'inclusive charity set up to support people who haven’t started their diagnosis journey, are going through the diagnosis stages, or have been diagnosed with endometriosis and/or adenomyosis'.

It added that it aims to create a 'safe space for all people with the condition regardless of race, gender, or religion.

'This disease does not discriminate and neither do the people who run this charity,' the organisation added on its website.

About one in ten women in the UK are believed to have endometriosis.

Despite being so common, many women struggle to have their pain and symptoms taken seriously and can be forced to wait decades for a diagnosis.

Symptoms include pain in the pelvis and abdomen, extremely painful periods, pain during sex, trouble conceiving, with the huge impact on sufferers also potentially leading to depression.