endometriosis

Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About OB-GYN Robotic-Assisted Surgery

The field of robotic-assisted OB-GYN surgery is growing. Here’s what you should know.

Información resumida: Lo que debes saber sobre la cirugía ginecológica obstétrica con asistencia robótica

El campo de la cirugía ginecológica obstétrica con asistencia robótica es cada vez más importante. Aquí encontrarás lo que debes saber. The field of robotic-assisted OB-GYN surgery is growing. Here’s what you should know.

Is It Endometriosis or Endometrial Cancer?

How to tell the difference about these conditions with similar symptoms and what to do about it either way

A Doctor Talked Me into Getting a Hysterectomy to Cure My Endometriosis. She Was Wrong.

I wish doctors had listened to me, and I wish I’d known to advocate for myself

Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Endometriosis

It can take years for women to get diagnosed. Learn about the condition to get the help you need.

Q&A: A Patient’s Perspective on Experiencing Uterine Health Conditions

HealthyWomen spoke with Heather Guidone about her experience being diagnosed with a uterine health condition

Q&A: A Healthcare Provider’s Perspective on Diagnosing Uterine Conditions

HealthyWomen spoke with Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., about why uterine conditions are so hard for healthcare providers to diagnose, and what patients can do to help

Health Insurance 101: How to Choose Health Insurance When You Have Endometriosis

If you have endometriosis, these are the 9 questions you need to ask when choosing health insurance

Why Access to Contraception Matters for Women of All Ages

Contraceptives help with many health concerns beyond pregnancy prevention, yet millions of women struggle to access them

Why Getting an Endometriosis Diagnosis Is Painfully Slow

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

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

I Was Bleeding to Death on the Bathroom Floor — While the Medics Insisted I Couldn’t Afford the Ambulance Ride

I was having a medical emergency but racism, classism and sexism got in the way of my care

Finding My Birth Mother Changed My Life — and the Way I Manage My Health Care

As an adoptee, I was denied the right to my medical history. Finally having access to it makes me feel connected to others and my new family.

Ask the Expert: What Causes Painful Periods?

OB-GYN Dr. Mary Jane Minkin explains period pain

Period Stigma & Health Risks

Most women avoid talking about menstruation, which can lead to delayed diagnosis and serious health complications

How to Navigate Prior Authorization

The ins and outs of getting what you need from your health insurance

What Is Endometriosis?

Watch this video to learn about the symptoms, risk factors and treatments for endometriosis

Endometriosis Made My Pregnancy High Risk

I didn't realize that getting and staying pregnant would prove the most frightening experience of my life

Hysterectomy Basics

What you need to know about the procedure: reasons, risks and alternatives

I Was Trying to Conceive, but Endometriosis Had Different Plans

Endometriosis had made my own life difficult since age 15, but now it was threatening my future family.

Debunking Common Endometriosis Myths

Determining what the real story is when learning about endometriosis — and what you can do about it — is often harder than it should be. We set the record set.