Endometriosis Foundation of America: ‚ÄčAn Online Patient Community
An Exclusive Interview with Abby Finkenauer

Abby Finkenauer, former Congresswoman for Iowa, made national headlines when she courageously shared her struggle with endometriosis on the House floor to announce the historic House Endometriosis Caucus in March 2020. During her term, Finkenauer helped to raise endometriosis funding to $26 million. This week, she joins Endo TV host Diana Falzone to discuss her new role as an ambassador for EndoFound, and why it was necessary for her to use her platform to uplift the issue of endo. Read an edited transcript here or view her full interview on EndoTV!

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Why Dr. Seckin Committed His Life to Endo Treatment 
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While completing medical training in the 80s, Dr. Tamer Seckin noticed how almost every woman who came into the emergency room with pelvic pain was diagnosed with an STD. He knew there was something suspicious here, and thus began his lifelong commitment to studying and treating endometriosis.

An Interview with Dr. Seckin
Have You Signed Up for the End Endo 5K?
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The End Endo 5K is back this June 5-6 and Team EndoFound is already fundraising! You set your own fundraising goal, and as a special thank you on behalf of all individuals impacted by endometriosis, we’ll send you rewards! Best news? Team EndoFound has already raised already almost 50% of our collective team goal. Join us in our mission to End Endo today.

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Check in with Mental Health Awareness Month
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When managing a disease like endometriosis, it is critical that mental health support be considered, as feeling misunderstood and unheard while experiencing severe chronic pain can take a massive toll on your wellbeing. Check out Dr. Laura Payne’s session from our Virtual Patient Conference back in October to add to your toolkit for managing endometriosis.

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Learning to Become an Advocate: Samantha Chrin’s Endo Story
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When Samantha Chrin was diagnosed with endometriosis via laparoscopic surgery, she felt relief. “I finally had a name for the enemy,” Samantha writes. “When your gut feeling about your health problems is confirmed, there is something victorious about it—even if it does come with the bad news of having a chronic, incurable illness.”

Samantha’s Story

Do you have a birthday coming up? Celebrate with EndoFound! Click here to set up your Facebook birthday fundraiser. With your help, we can continue working towards increasing endometriosis awareness, education, advocacy, and research. Thank you to everyone across the country who has fundraised in support of endometriosis.

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