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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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Advance Endo Research—Just by Wearing a Tampon!

Advance Endo Research—Just by Wearing a Tampon!

NextGen Jane is developing a smart tampon that will hopefully be able to diagnose endometriosis from menstrual fluid extracts.

There’s No Place Like New York: Gates Palissery’s Run for Endometriosis

There’s No Place Like New York: Gates Palissery’s Run for Endometriosis

My middle sister Mason, who also ran on Sunday, has endometriosis and I knew absolutely nothing about it until after she said something and…

Announcing EndoFound’s Scientific & Medical Board

Announcing EndoFound’s Scientific & Medical Board

We’re thrilled to announce the formation of our Scientific and Medical Board with 26 international charter members serving an initial three-year…

A Beginner’s Guide to Participating in Endometriosis Clinical Trials

A Beginner’s Guide to Participating in Endometriosis Clinical Trials

It is no secret that there is a significant need to increase the amount of research done on endometriosis. As patients you can help research…

How To Approach Your Pap Smear When You Have Endometriosis

How To Approach Your Pap Smear When You Have Endometriosis

It’s estimated that there will be almost 14.5 thousand new cases of invasive cervical cancer diagnosed in the U.S in 2021. Around 4,290 people…

Finding and Interpreting New Endometriosis Research

Finding and Interpreting New Endometriosis Research

One of the most empowering things a person with endometriosis can do to take charge of their health is learning how to find and interpret new…

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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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