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This petition has been created by Penelope L. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
World Health Organisation, Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe
Millions of people, largely women, all over the world suffer a seriously impaired quality of life and even early death because of undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or under-treated hypothyroidism. They are denied treatment, told they have chronic fatigue syndrome, which can't be treated, or not given enough hormone or the right type of hormone to make them better. This situation borders on an abuse of civil rights and gender discrimination. How many men would be told symptoms are all in your head?