endometriosis

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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

Jacqueline Shaulis

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

Tara, 2022

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

Marnie Goodfriend

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.

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Ask the Expert: What Causes Painful Periods?

OB-GYN Dr. Mary Jane Minkin explains period pain

Period Stigma & Health Risks

Period Stigma & Health Risks

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

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Prior Authorization Doesn’t Have to Be a Barrier to Care

If at first you are denied, try, try again

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How to Navigate Prior Authorization

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

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What Is Endometriosis?

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

Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Endometriosis

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.

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Debunking Common Endometriosis Myths

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

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How Surgery Threw Me Into Abrupt and Complete Menopause

Maribeth's hysterectomy immediately kicked her into menopause. Read about her experience with mood swings, drop in sex drive, and—most of all—hot flashes.

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What You Don't Know About Endometriosis Could Hurt You

As common as endometriosis (or "endo") is—affecting an estimated one in 10 women of reproductive age—its diagnosis is often delayed, sometimes by as much as six to 10 years.

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