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What to Expect at Your Cervical Cancer Screening

January is cervical cancer awareness month—have you been screened recently? On The Blossom, Zaynab Onuh-Yahaya covers what you need to know about your cervical cancer screening, and why it’s so important to get tested with regularity. Levels of access to screening across the world are also wildly unequal—in Nigeria, for example, little to no screening structure exists, while in the UK, women are invited to get tested six months before their 25th birthday.

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What You Need to Know About Thoracic Endo

Last week, EndoFound co-founder and excision specialist Dr. Tamer Seckin gave a keynote lecture on thoracic endometriosis at the virtual XVI. International Congress on Reproductive Medicine held in Moscow. Thoracic endometriosis is an extremely rare form of extra-pelvic endometriosis, and occurs when endometriosis lesions grow on the diaphragm and thorax. Want to learn more? The Seckin Endometriosis center sums up everything you need to know about thoracic endo.

Thoracic Endo
Painting D.C. Yellow: Run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon with EndoFound

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re an official charity team with the 2022 United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC event! The race will be held on March 26th, 2022 in Washington, D.C. and you can run either the 5K or half marathon course. To learn more about the event and how you can apply to be a part of Team EndoStrong, please visit this page. Together, we can make strides for endometriosis advocacy, awareness, and treatment!

Run for EndoFound
Combatting Period Poverty Period Across the Country

Great news in advocacy: our campaign to end period poverty is making strides outside of New York. Thanks to our partnership with PERIOD and State Representative Jillian Gilchrest (D-West Hartford), we were able to present a donation of 50,000 tampons to the town of West Hartford last month at Conard High School. “Many women struggle to afford period supplies which are a basic necessity,” said Rep. Gilchrest. “I am so happy to see our community receive a donation of 50,000 tampons. Events like these bring much needed, greater awareness to period poverty and endometriosis." Join us in our mission to combat period poverty and help normalize menstruation by making a donation today—the more people can talk about their periods with ease, the better endometriosis can be discussed openly.

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A Hopeful New Memoir: Melissa Marks on Her Endo Story

In her debut memoir, “Fight Faithfully,” Melissa Marks shares her endometriosis and infertility journey and encourages her fellow endometriosis warriors to know they are not alone in their fight against this invisible disease. Full of hope, faith, and tips for endo patients to get through the emotional hurdles that accompany this disease, her memoir is a must-read for endometriosis patients who are looking for strength. Learn more about Melissa’s story in an exclusive interview with Diana Falzone for EndoTV.

Melissa's Story

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