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  • 1 in 10 American women of childbearing age live with endometriosis

    1 in 10 American women of childbearing age live with endometriosis

  • Endometriosis is often mistaken for other diseases,and frequently takes ten or more years to diagnose correctly

    Endometriosis is often mistaken for other diseases,
    and frequently takes ten or more years to diagnose correctly

  • Endometriosis is one of the top three causes of female infertility and hysterectomy

    Endometriosis is one of the top three causes of
    female infertility and hysterectomy

  • Endometriosis costs society a staggering $110 billion annually

    Endometriosis costs society a staggering $110 billion annually

The Endometriosis Foundation of America strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. Engaged in a robust campaign to inform both the medical community and the public, the EFA places particular emphasis on the critical importance of early diagnosis and effective intervention while simultaneously providing education to the next generation of medical professionals and their patients.

About Endometriosis

endometriosis, tamer seckin, endometriosis surgery Endometriosis is a disease of the female reproductive system that affects approximately 1 in 10 women worldwide. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial cells, or uterine lining cells, exist outside of the uterus.
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The Rose Project

The rose project Co-founder of the EFA Padma Lakshmi talks about how her own personal suffering with the disease led her to start the foundation with excision surgeon Dr. Tamer Seckin, the first doctor to ever put a name and a cause to Padma's suffering.
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The ENPOWR Project

The ENPOWR Project Funded primarily by New York State as part of the NYSDOH Teen Health Awareness Campaign, The Endometriosis Nation Promoting Outreach and Wide Recognition (ENPOWR) Project educates adolescents about endometriosis ...
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