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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 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.

Hunting the Monster Inside Me: Hannah Olsen's Endo Story

Hunting the Monster Inside Me: Hannah Olsen's Endo Story

Endometriosis. I was 25 years old the first time I heard the word. I was about 10 days into a pain flare that I had no explanation for. My gynecologist had scheduled me for an ultrasound a few days later. In the few days that followed, I Googled…

The Blossom Newsletter - February 25, 2021

The Blossom Newsletter - February 25, 2021

The Researchers at the Forefront of Non-Invasive Endometriosis Treatment Dr. Tanya Petrossian and Dr. Katherine Burns, who were each awarded EndoFound research grants, teamed up to work on disease-modifying therapeutics that will ideally leave…

Grief and Fear: Meaghan Recollet's Endo Story

Grief and Fear: Meaghan Recollet's Endo Story

I had been waiting weeks to hear from the doctor at my university. I was in my fourth year of my bachelor of science in nursing, my fifth month of marriage, and my ninth year of excruciating pain with menstruation. I had approached the available…

The Blossom Newsletter - February 18, 2021

The Blossom Newsletter - February 18, 2021

Reserve Your Spot: 2021 Patient Conference Every year, we host a conference designed to equip patients with all the tools and information they need to live their best lives with endometriosis. This year, we’re delighted to partner with…

Battling the Invisible Monster: Jenna Hudock’s Endo Story

Battling the Invisible Monster: Jenna Hudock’s Endo Story

Growing up with two older sisters, I thought painful periods were normal. My mom had them, my sisters had them, every woman I knew had “cramps,” and I grew up thinking that this was just part of being a woman.  It was not until…

The Blossom Newsletter - February 11, 2021

The Blossom Newsletter - February 11, 2021

Sign Up Now! Mind, Body, & Soul Wellness Challenge Kick off endometriosis awareness month on March 1st with our Mind, Body, Soul Wellness Challenge! Participation is simple: do what makes you feel good every day while tracking your steps…

Director of Fund Development

Director of Fund Development

Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) seeks a highly skilled, experienced and results-oriented development professional for the role of Director of Fund Development. Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the…

When do we get to heal? Mel Nichols’ Endo Story

When do we get to heal? Mel Nichols’ Endo Story

“So. Tell me about your pain.” The resident’s words are so unfamiliar—unexpected and yet entirely welcome—that I can’t help myself; I immediately burst into tears.  It’s late March of 2019. I am…

The Blossom Newsletter - February 4, 2021

The Blossom Newsletter - February 4, 2021

The Endometriosis Surgical Fellowship Application We’re excited to announce our endometriosis fellowship, EndoFound's first exclusive endometriosis surgical fellowship to be established in the United States. There is a desperate need…

Endometriosis Surgical Fellowship

Endometriosis Surgical Fellowship

The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) is excited to announce our endometriosis surgical fellowship. There is a desperate need for specialized surgeons to treat endometriosis, a complex disease that is poorly understood by masses…

 PeriodNow Program Continues To Deliver Menstrual Hygiene Supplies in 2021

PeriodNow Program Continues To Deliver Menstrual Hygiene Supplies in 2021

Today, the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) and New York State Senator Sue Serino (41st Senate District) distributed essential menstrual hygiene products to residents in Poughkeepsie, NY, as part of EndoFound’s PeriodNow…

The Endometriosis Foundation of America Continues PeriodNow Program for 2021 To Deliver Menstrual Hygiene Supplies To Those In Need

The Endometriosis Foundation of America Continues PeriodNow Program for 2021 To Deliver Menstrual Hygiene Supplies To Those In Need

  NEW YORK – January 28, 2021 - Today, the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) and New York State Senator Sue Serino (41st Senate District) distributed essential menstrual hygiene products to residents in Poughkeepsie,…

Endometriosis Won’t Keep Me Down: Lauren Conova Grous' Endo Story

Endometriosis Won’t Keep Me Down: Lauren Conova Grous' Endo Story

  Where do I even begin? I’ve been thinking about writing this for about a month now. I’ve been organizing thoughts in my head and notes on my phone. One minute, I’m angry at the medical profession for 20 years of ignorance,…

Doctor shares harrowing experience on the frontlines of Covid

Doctor shares harrowing experience on the frontlines of Covid

Dr. Haydee Brown talks with Diana Falzone about treating Covid patients, the new vaccine, and what she predicts will happen within the next six months of the pandemic. Connect with Dr. Brown online! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drhaydeebro...​…

“Transplant” (NBC) Co-executive Producer Rachel Langar Discusses Her Struggle With Endometriosis

“Transplant” (NBC) Co-executive Producer Rachel Langar Discusses Her Struggle With Endometriosis

Transplant writer and co-executive producer Rachel Langer is a bit of an expert on ignoring, lessening, and working through some huge amounts of pain as she worked on the CTV drama’s first season. Langer, who wrote the episode “Your…

Diagnosed with Stage 4 endometriosis Mrs. Michigan Stacey Bruss shares her journey to motherhood

Diagnosed with Stage 4 endometriosis Mrs. Michigan Stacey Bruss shares her journey to motherhood

Diagnosed with Stage 4 endometriosis after years of misdiagnosis and fertility struggles, Stacey Bruss, Mrs. Michigan, talks about self-advocacy, becoming a mom, and the importance of using her platform to educate and bring endometriosis awareness.…

Filmmaker shares why she documented her Endometriosis journey

Filmmaker shares why she documented her Endometriosis journey

New to filmmaking, Thomas Maddens & Ellen Andries capture their most intimate and vulnerable moments in their battle with Endometriosis. Connect:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myendo.film/?hl=en » Subscribe to EndoTv:…

Endofound Executive Director Margaret Cianci Talks EndoTV

Endofound Executive Director Margaret Cianci Talks EndoTV

Diana Falzone sits down with Endometriosis Foundation of America Executive Director Margaret Cianci to discuss EndoFound's programs and the goals for 2021 and 2022. ​ » Subscribe to EndoTv: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChK5...​…

Founder/CEO at Endo Sisters East Africa Foundation, Doris Murimi, talks menstrual health policy, early diagnosis, awareness & education in East Africa

Founder/CEO at Endo Sisters East Africa Foundation, Doris Murimi, talks menstrual health policy, early diagnosis, awareness & education in East Africa

Founder and CEO at Endo Sisters East Africa Foundation, Doris Murimi, sits down with Diana Falzone to talk about menstrual health policy, early diagnosis, and education & awareness in East Africa. Join in with #yellownailsmovement, share…

Infectious disease doctor Purvi Parikh MD talks covid where we are now and what's on the horizon

Infectious disease doctor Purvi Parikh MD talks covid where we are now and what's on the horizon

Infectious disease doctor & Covid-19 researcher Purvi Parikh MD of NYU Langone Health talks about Covid - what lies ahead, new vaccines, and the risk to those with endometriosis.​ » Subscribe to EndoTv: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChK5...​…

Endometriosis surgeon, Dr. Smitha Vilasagar, talks endo basics, symptoms and diagnosis

Endometriosis surgeon, Dr. Smitha Vilasagar, talks endo basics, symptoms and diagnosis

Olivia Culpo's endo surgeon, Dr. Smitha Vilasagar, sits down with Diana Falzone to discuss how to speak to your doctor, endometriosis symptoms & diagnosis, and the continued need for education & awareness to help increase early diagnosis. »…

"Vagina Problems" author, Lara Parker, talks journey with endometriosis

"Vagina Problems" author Lara Parker sits down with Diana Falzone and discusses her journey with endometriosis. Lara Parker, the Deputy Director for BuzzFeed, shares her day-to-day challenges of living, working, and loving with chronic pain…

Let's Talk Period hosted by Diana Falzone

Let's Talk Period hosted by Diana Falzone

We’re excited to announce the launch of Endo TV for January 2021. Endo TV is a health channel. Diana Falzone, a veteran journalist, and EndoFound ambassador and Executive producer for Endo TV, is leading the digital channel, which will…

“Transplant” (NBC) Co-executive Producer Rachel Langer Discusses Her Struggle With Endometriosis On Premiere EndoTV Episode

“Transplant” (NBC) Co-executive Producer Rachel Langer Discusses Her Struggle With Endometriosis On Premiere EndoTV Episode

The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) announced today the launch of Endo TV on YouTube, a new digital health network, executive produced by veteran journalist Diana Falzone, who is also hosting the network's premiere show, “Let's…

Endometriosis Foundation of America Launches News Network EndoTV With Premiere Show “Let’s Talk Period”

Endometriosis Foundation of America Launches News Network EndoTV With Premiere Show “Let’s Talk Period”

VETERAN JOURNALIST DIANA FALZONE TO HELM ENDOTV DIGITAL HEALTH NETWORK Endometriosis Foundation of America Launches News Network EndoTV With Premiere Show “Let’s Talk Period” “Transplant” (NBC) Co-executive Producer…

The Blossom Newsletter - January 21, 2021

The Blossom Newsletter - January 21, 2021

Missed the 2020 Medical Conference? Last weekend’s live Q&A from the Reoperative Endometriosis Medical Conference covered critical topics from fertility to the risks of ovarian cancer. Most critical—several endometriosis specialists…

The Blossom Newsletter - January 28, 2021

The Blossom Newsletter - January 28, 2021

Working through Pain: Endo in the Writers’ Room In EndoTV’s debut episode of "Let's Talk...Period," Rachel Langer, co-producer of Transplant (NBC), talks to Diana Falzone about how endometriosis affected her as she worked in the…

LIVE Q & A - January 16, 2021

LIVE Q & A - January 16, 2021

Virtual Medical Conference 2020:REOPERATIVE ENDOMETRIOSIS Dr. Tamer Seckin:I'm Dr. Tamer Seckin from New York City. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome. A warm welcome to you all. I recognize you all. Our virtual conference with tremendous excitement,…

LIVE Q & A - January 17, 2021

LIVE Q & A - January 17, 2021

Virtual Medical Conference 2020:REOPERATIVE ENDOMETRIOSIS Tamer Seckin, MD:Good morning. It is Sunday, January 17, New York City. I am Dr. Seckin, on behalf of Endometriosis Foundation of America and with my distinguished guests and moderators,…

Medical Conference 2020: Reoperative  Endometriosis

Medical Conference 2020: Reoperative Endometriosis

Reich Awards Q & A Highlights Special Welcome - Frank Chervenak, MD Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lenox Hill HospitalChair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean of International Medicine Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell…

EndoTV

EndoTV

We’re excited to announce the launch of Endo TV for January 2021. Endo TV is a health channel. Diana Falzone, a veteran journalist, and EndoFound ambassador and Executive producer for Endo TV, is leading the digital channel, which will…

The Blossom Newsletter - January 7, 2021

The Blossom Newsletter - January 7, 2021

Dear %Subscriber:CustomField1%, Thank you to every person who made the last year more strengthening and supportive for individuals with endometriosis. We have been through an extremely challenging year, and after what this country experienced…

The Blossom Newsletter - January 14, 2021

The Blossom Newsletter - January 14, 2021

The Reoperative Endo Q&A is this weekend! Join endometriosis experts including Dr. Tamer Seckin, Dr. Harry Reich, Dr. Dan Martin, Dr. Togas Tulandi, Dr. Ie-Ming Shih, Dr. Marc Possover, Dr. Philippe Koninckx, Dr. Errico Zupi, Dr. Farr…

The Blossom Newsletter - December 24, 2020

The Blossom Newsletter - December 24, 2020

Dear %Subscriber:CustomField1%, Before we ring in the New Year, I want to take a moment to acknowledge how strong this community is and how much we can accomplish together. This week's news of Congress doubling endometriosis research funding…

Congress Approves Doubling Funding for Endometriosis Research

Congress Approves Doubling Funding for Endometriosis Research

EndoFound is thrilled to share that the Senate approved a historic amendment doubling federal research funding for endometriosis research, allowing the National Institutes of Health to allocate $26 million to endometriosis research in 2021.…

Congress Approves Doubling Funding for Endometriosis Research

Congress Approves Doubling Funding for Endometriosis Research

CONGRESS APPROVES DOUBLING FUNDING FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS RESEARCH Wednesday, December 23, 2020, New York, NY – The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) is excited to share that a historic amendment doubling federal research funding…

The Blossom Newsletter - December 17, 2020

The Blossom Newsletter - December 17, 2020

Dear %Subscriber:CustomField1%, In this season of giving, please consider donating to support the millions of individuals living with endometriosis. As endometriosis parent and board member Jody Grobman says, “EndoFound is an amazing…

I'm Happy to be Alive: Jennifer Fenimore's Endo Story

I'm Happy to be Alive: Jennifer Fenimore's Endo Story

2018 was one of the roughest years of my life. But before I elaborate, please allow me to take you back to 1988, when I got my first period at age 11. I am 43 today, and it is finally starting to make sense why I always had such horrendous…

The Impact You Can Make with EndoFound

The Impact You Can Make with EndoFound

It has been a challenging year for everyone, particularly those with endometriosis. COVID-19 caused delayed surgeries and procedures and forced many planned visits to telemedicine. Just when it seemed we found a new norm, the virus is surging…

Announcing EndoFound's Virtual Medical Conference: Reoperative Endometriosis

Announcing EndoFound's Virtual Medical Conference: Reoperative Endometriosis

The Endometriosis Foundation of America’s Medical Conference is in its 11th year and has always been a critical time for expert endometriosis surgeons, researchers, clinicians, and patients to come together to improve endometriosis care…

The Blossom Newsletter - December 10, 2020

The Blossom Newsletter - December 10, 2020

Introducing EndoTV We’re excited to announce the launch of Endo TV for January 2021. Endo TV is a women's health channel*. Diana Falzone, veteran journalist and EndoFound's Director of Media Relations and Advocacy, is leading the digital…

Endo as a GYN: Dr. Aneela Ambareen's Endo Story

Endo as a GYN: Dr. Aneela Ambareen's Endo Story

As a booklover and nerd, getting up for college everyday was one of my greatest joys some twenty years ago in the Mid-East. But I also felt a hidden worry on certain days around my period: that I would be too bloated and “felt heavy down…

Period Now

Period Now

Donors can supply a woman with menstrual health products and support endometriosis awareness Nearly half of women (46%) could not afford to buy both food and menstrual hygiene products during the past year.* Nearly two thirds (64%) of women…

The Blossom Newsletter - December 03, 2020

The Blossom Newsletter - December 03, 2020

Dear %Subscriber:CustomField1%, This week on #GivingTuesday, EndoFound launched its 200 for 200 fundraising campaign, supporting the 200 million individuals worldwide who have endometriosis. Thank you to those who've already started fundraising…

The Blossom Newsletter - November 25, 2020

The Blossom Newsletter - November 25, 2020

Dear %Subscriber:CustomField1%, Thanksgiving is almost here, but for many of us, it will look very different this year, given that most of us aren't able to gather with our loved ones to celebrate. It's going to be challenging being so close…

  The Hospital Became My Second Home: Patricia Hackshaw's Endo Story

The Hospital Became My Second Home: Patricia Hackshaw's Endo Story

Imagine waking up one morning, excited to get the day started because you have great things planned. You get up to walk to the bathroom to begin your morning routine when all of a sudden you feel something running down your leg. You’re…

Endometriosis Q and A with  Tamer Seckin, MD

Endometriosis Q and A with Tamer Seckin, MD

Endometriosis Foundation of AmericaVirtual Patient Conference, October 16-18, 2020 Diana Falzone: Dr. Seckin, we received many questions from the patient conference, actually, so many we couldn't get to them during the weekend. So we have some…