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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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An Inside Look: Endometriosis Excision Surgery in the Operating Room

An Inside Look: Endometriosis Excision Surgery in the Operating Room

The operating room. A place not truly seen by those outside of the medical field. As a patient undergoing surgery, you’ll likely receive…

AAGL Launches Historic Update to ICD10 Diagnosis Codes for Endometriosis

AAGL Launches Critical Update to ICD10 Diagnosis Codes for Endometriosis

Historic news for the endometriosis community: AAGL has just announced a critical update to the International Classification of Disease (ICD)…

EndoFound Works with New Jersey Legislator to Prioritize Endometriosis & Menstrual Health

EndoFound Works with New Jersey Legislator to Prioritize Endometriosis & Menstrual Health

Assemblywomen Shanique Speight Introduces 11 Bills Supporting Menstrual Education Including Endometriosis.

Conversations about Endo: How Hulu’s New Series Almost Gets Endometriosis Right

Conversations about Endo: How Hulu’s New Series Almost Gets Endometriosis Right

When representing a disease that is so misunderstood by both medical professionals and the public, it is imperative that artists are accurate…

Managing Endometriosis in College? Here's a Much-Needed Guide

Managing Endometriosis in College? Here's a Much-Needed Guide

For college students already learning a new lifestyle, adding the challenge of adapting to life with a chronic illness is not only extremely…

Laying the Groundwork in Congress: EndoFound's Virtual UpEndo Congressional Briefing & Hill Day

Laying the Groundwork in Congress: EndoFound's Virtual UpEndo Congressional Briefing & Hill Day

EndoFound's advocacy team is committed to speaking up about the policy needs of the endometriosis community and these meetings are critical…

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3 – 6 July 2022
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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