Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to your uterine lining grows outside your uterus and gets stuck to other organs or structures, often resulting in pain or infertility. READ MORE

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Why Getting an Endometriosis Diagnosis Is Painfully Slow

Endometriosis affects 1 out of 10 women — but it’s still taboo, misunderstood and critically underfunded

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Lifestyle and Dietary Changes for Endometriosis

Simple changes may make a big difference in the severity of your symptoms

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It Took 3 Decades for Me to Receive an Endometriosis Diagnosis

Even though I had access to comprehensive healthcare and specialists, my symptoms were still dismissed

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Period Stigma & Health Risks

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What Is Endometriosis?

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