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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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Sarah Austin, Whose Daughter Committed Suicide Due to Endometriosis Pain, Speaks Out

Sarah Austin, Whose Daughter Committed Suicide Due to Endometriosis Pain, Speaks Out

Trinity suffered debilitating pain from endometriosis and adenomyosis for nearly four years before she took her own life.

 France's New National Strategy to Combat Endometriosis

France's New National Strategy to Combat Endometriosis

The Endometriosis Foundation of America is Committed to Seeking a Similar Strategy in the United States

La Conexión Entre el Dolor Pélvico y el Trauma Infantil: Una Estudiante de Medicina Cuenta su Historia

La Conexión Entre el Dolor Pélvico y el Trauma Infantil: Una Estudiante de Medicina Cuenta su Historia

Now in Spanish! The Connection between Pelvic Pain & Childhood Trauma: A Medical Student Tells Her Story

The Connection between Pelvic Pain & Childhood Trauma: A Medical Student Tells Her Story

The Connection between Pelvic Pain & Childhood Trauma: A Medical Student Tells Her Story

Once I was diagnosed with endometriosis, I started reading studies about how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) impacted my physical health.…

A New Clinical Trial on Endometriosis Pain & Cabergoline

A New Clinical Trial on Endometriosis Pain & Cabergoline

Can Cabergoline, a medication used to help breastfeeding women produce milk, ease endometriosis pain? Dr. Amy DiVasta of the Boston Center for…

How’s Endometriosis Research Going? International Research Highlights

How’s Endometriosis Research Going? International Research Highlights

Dr. Dan Martin, the Scientific and Medical Director at the Endometriosis Foundation of America, outlines that innovations into care for endometriosis…

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69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation

15 – 19 March 2022
Denver (CO), USA


24th World Congress of the IFFS

3-6 April 2022
Athens, Greece


Pain in Europe XII

27 – 30 April 2022
Dublin, Ireland


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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

One in 10