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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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A Letter from Dr. Seckin: On Hysterectomies, Endometriosis, and Adenomyosis

A Letter from Dr. Seckin: On Hysterectomies, Endometriosis, and Adenomyosis

Last week, comedian Amy Schumer thanked her surgeons Dr. Tamer Seckin, EndoFound’s founder, and Dr. Hayama Brill for her endometriosis surgery,…

Trauma-informed Care Should Be the Medical Standard

Trauma-informed Care Should Be the Medical Standard

Like many people who experience sexual assault, I didn't say anything about what happened to me for many years but I did try my best to process…

Meet The 2021 TCS New York City Marathon Team

Meet The 2021 TCS New York City Marathon Team

The Endometriosis Foundation of America is proud to be entering it’s 6th year as an official charity partner with the TCS New York city marathon.…

Battling Cystic Acne? You’re Not Alone. Here’s What You Need to Know if you’re an Endo Warrior

Battling Cystic Acne? You’re Not Alone. Here’s What You Need to Know if you’re an Endo Warrior

What exactly is cystic acne, what’s its connection to endometriosis, and how do you make these stubborn zits vanish? Here are some answers…

How Gendered Language Harms Non-binary Endometriosis Patients

How Gendered Language Harms Non-binary Endometriosis Patients

Sam explains that from being misgendered in doctors appointments to tapping into a support network online, gendered language has meant they’ve…

All Your Endometriosis Questions Answered by the Experts

All Your Endometriosis Questions Answered by the Experts

New show “Ask the Doctors” launches on EndoTV hosted by Diana Falzone

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XXIII FIGO World Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics

24 – 29 October 2021
Sydney, Australia


Update in obstetrics, gynaecology, and reproductive medicine (45th DEXEUS forum)

4 – 5 November 2021
Barcelona, Spain


50th Global Congress on MIGS (AAGL 2021)

14 – 17 November 2021
Austin, Texas


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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