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How Gendered Language Harms Non-binary Endometriosis Patients

Studies have highlighted that non-binary and trans people are more likely to experience discrimination in a medical setting and are more likely to struggle to access medical services. In a new piece on The Blossom, Alice Broster highlights how gendered language harms nonbinary endometriosis patients, with a powerful profile on Sam, who says they’ve experienced this firsthand. “The onus to prove my identity and the pain I was going through was put on me repeatedly,” Sam says. 

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Calling all June birthdays! Donate your birthday to improve the future of endometriosis care. Click here to set up your Facebook birthday fundraiser. Every $10 will provide critical endometriosis education materials for one student and their family, reducing delays in diagnosis. Plus, if your birthday fundraiser raises $200 or more we'll provide a special gift for you: $15 towards any purchase in the Endo Shop.

Period Poverty & Discrimination’s Impact on Healthcare
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Now live on EndoTV: Public health researcher Jhumka Gupta, ScD, MPH, discusses her recent studies on discrimination and gender norms’ impact on healthcare, as well as the stigma around menstruation, and how period poverty leads to other health issues. Tune in today to learn more about these critical issues.

“We Must Do Better”: An Endo Story
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Our latest Endo Story comes from an endometriosis patient who prefers to remain anonymous. Her story is one of courage and demanding answers. In particular, she notes that she is a person of privilege, and even with access to healthcare, it was still near impossible to get a swift diagnosis and treatment. “This is a failure of the medical community and a symptom of systemic sexism and discrimination,” she writes. “We must do better.”

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Raise Endo Awareness this Summer
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Raise awareness all summer long in our brand-new tie-dye baseball cap and simple warrior tee—perfect for the beach, pool, or picnic. Wearing your awareness can not only make you feel empowered but also spread the word about the disease!

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