A dedicated treatment clinic for women with endometriosis has been launched today in Dublin.
The clinic, which is the Coombe Women and Infant University Hospital, will take a "holistic approach" to treating the condition, which affects one in ten Irish women.
Master of the Coombe, Professor Michael O'Connell, said it takes on average nine years to get a diagnosis of endometriosis and promises the clinic will provide timely care to its patients.
The opening of the new clinic is timely as March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.
Main image: The Coombe Women and Infants Hospital in Dublin. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland