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The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) 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 EndoFound 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.

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 Alexander Harman’s Fight for a More Just & Gender Inclusive Healthcare Space for Endo Patients

Alexander Harman’s Fight for a More Just & Gender Inclusive Healthcare Space for Endo Patients

As a 22- year-old transgender man in the UK with endometriosis and fibromyalgia, Alex has continually faced immense challenges in healthcare,…

EndoFound’s Team EndoStrong for Sunday’s TCS New York City Marathon Already Making History

EndoFound’s Team EndoStrong for Sunday’s TCS New York City Marathon Already Making History

More than 50 runners for Team EndoStrong are on pace to raise over $150,000 for EndoFound in this Sunday’s TCS New York City Marathon. Both…

The Endometriosis Foundation of America Applauds Passage of New Jersey Legislation for Endometriosis Screening and Awareness Program

The Endometriosis Foundation of America Applauds Passage of New Jersey Legislation for Endometriosis Screening and Awareness Program

“Today has been a historic day for New Jersey. The Assembly women and children committee has voted on 7 bills that address Menstrual health.…

TAMPAX® MAKES A DONATION TO THE ENDOMETRIOSIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA

TAMPAX® MAKES A DONATION TO THE ENDOMETRIOSIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA

“Thank you, Tampax and EndoFound, for normalizing the conversation around periods and being the champion!" – Amy Schumer --The Endometriosis…

UpEndo Coalition Secures Key Support & Funding for Endometriosis Research

UpEndo Coalition Secures Key Support & Funding for Endometriosis Research

UpEndo Coalition Applauds New Support for Endometriosis Research in Congressional Appropriations Bills

Meet The 2022 TCS New York City Marathon Team

Meet The 2022 TCS New York City Marathon Team

The Endometriosis Foundation of America is proud to be entering its 8th year as an official charity partner with the TCS New York city marathon,…

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15th World Congress on Endometriosis

3 – 6 May 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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How endometriosis disrupts women's lives: "Please just let me make it through today"

When Barden found out she had endometriosis, she said she was grateful to get a diagnosis. "In my gut, I knew," she said. "I said, 'once we figure out the underlying cause, I will get pregnant.'"


What Is Silent Endometriosis?

The lack of obvious symptoms can cloud diagnosis, lead to fertility problems.


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"I AM 1 IN 10" : PADMA LAKSHMI, LENA DUNHAM AND THEIR ENDOMETRIOSIS SISTERS DEMAND EARLY DIAGNOSIS IN INSPIRING VIDEO

One woman revealed she had 12 endometriosis-related surgeries to date

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