Illicit Cannabis Usage as a Management Strategy in New Zealand Women with Endometriosis: An Online Survey
Mike Armour, Justin Sinclair, Geoff Noller, Jane Girling, Maria Larcombe, Mahmoud A Al-Dabbas, Erika Hollow, Deborah Bush, Neil Johnson
JOURNAL OF WOMENS HEALTH | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2020
Background: Endometriosis affects around 10% of women worldwide. Many women with endometriosis struggle with finding adequate pain management, and data from other countries suggest that women use cannabis, either legal or illicit, to help manage their endometriosis symptoms. The aim of this study was to determine use of cannabis where endometriosis was self-identified as a condition that was being treated with cannabis, as well as the impact of cannabis use on the usage on other pharmaceuticals. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional online survey of those using cannabis for health-related conditions run between May and July 2019. This article reports on the subset of this larger data set ..View full abstract
We acknowledge the support of Medicinal Cannabis Awareness New Zealand (MCANZ) and particularly its coordinator at the time of the survey, Mr. Shane Le Brun.