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Our Annual Patient Conference & Endometriosis Medical Symposium is Back

Our annual Patient Conference and Endometriosis Medical Symposium is back this March for Endometriosis Awareness Month! Now running in its 13th year, the Endometriosis Medical Symposium brings together the leading endometriosis experts to discuss cutting-edge endometriosis research, treatments, and advances around the world, while our Patient Conference is designed to equip patients with all the tools and information they need to live their best lives with endometriosis. This year, our virtual programming will run during the entire month of March: four sessions, every Sunday of March. Plus, our state-of-the-art conference portal will allow for video coffee breaks around a digital table to network with fellow endometriosis warriors. Register for the endometriosis conference of the season today.

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Introducing EndoFound’s New Director of Development: Jake Carlin

We’re thrilled to introduce our new Director of Development, Jake Carlin, who previously worked for the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA), the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, and CancerCare. Jake is excited to manage all aspects of fundraising for EndoFound, including getting to know our donors, empowering more endo warriors, and working towards making “endometriosis” a household name. “It’s like we are conditioned to push the conversation about menstrual cycles and periods to the back of our brains,” Jake says, and he’s determined to change that. Welcome, Jake!

Meet Jake
Excision Surgery Changed My Life

Morganne Skinner, who is a registered nurse trained in assessment, was charting each of her symptoms for over a decade—and it still took her 15 years to be diagnosed with endometriosis. “I should never have been told that endometriosis doesn’t cause bloating,” she writes, “when bloating is one of the most common symptoms.” After years of no answers and debilitating pain, she tells her story today because excision surgery changed her life, and “no 11-year-old girl should ever have to experience what I did.”

Morganne's Story
Relationships, Dating, and Intimacy with Endo

This Valentine’s Day, take the pressure off and enjoy yourself the way you need. Over on EndoTV, host Diana Falzone talks to relationship expert and matchmaker Rori Sassoon about how you can those you love, including yourself. Intimacy and relationships can be difficult for those with endometriosis, but being open about your symptoms, including painful sex, can be incredibly helpful. Read up on dating and endo here, and how to navigate sexual intimacy with endo here.

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New Winter Arrivals to The EndoFound Shop

Browse the EndoFound Shop for all your winter needs. From bracelets and hoodies to soothing heatable plushies and accessories, there is something for everyone to stay warm and comfy this winter. Each time you purchase from our shop, you support EndoFound’s programs which fund landmark research, spread education and awareness, and advocate for better policies around the care and treatment of this debilitating disease.

Purchase with Purpose

Thank you to all our supporters who use Amazon Smile each time they shop! Haven’t selected a charity on Amazon yet? You can contribute to advancing cutting-edge endometriosis research and advocating for endo legislation by selecting EndoFound as your charity on Amazon Smile. EndoFound receives a .5% donation from all qualifying purchases and it's so easy! You must shop at smile.amazon.com to donate (bookmark the link here!).

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