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Conversations about Endo: How Hulu’s New Series Almost Represents Endometriosis Accurately

In Conversations with Friends, a new television series on Hulu, protagonist Francis experiences painful periods characterized by symptoms associated with endometriosis, proceeds to faint on the street from excruciating pain, and even experiences an all-too familiar diagnostic appointment where her doctor provides incorrect information about the disease and its treatment. Since its release, the series has been praised by media outlets for accurately representing the disease. This week on The Blossom, Ph.D. candidate Lea Ervin dives into how the series got endometriosis right, and where it still went wrong. As Lea writes, “when representing a disease that is so misunderstood by both medical professionals and the public, it is imperative that artists are accurate in the information they provide their audience.”

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New Resource! The Nurse’s Guide to Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth

We’ve added a new resource to our LGBTQIA resource hub, this time for medical professionals. The Nurse’s Guide to Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth is a comprehensive guide to help nurses practice culturally competent healthcare to LGBTQ+ youth, a vulnerable population in need of knowledgeable, compassionate, and skilled nursing care. EndoFound’s LGBTQIA Resource Hub was created as a safe and trusted space for the LGBTQIA endo community to get the information and resources they need concerning endometriosis, and includes organizations focused on LGBTQIA health, support groups, articles, videos, and more. If you have any resources you’d like to share, please reach out at writers@endofound.org.

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EndEndo5K is Live! Join the Team Today 

The End Endo 5K is back this September 17th and 18th and registration is now open! The 5K can be completed anywhere, and you can run, bike, hike, walk, and even skate as you raise critical funds for radically improving endometriosis advocacy, education, and awareness. You raised over $30,000 for last year’s End Endo 5K—thank you. Let’s make an even bigger impact this year and end endo!

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Updates from The Connecticut Endometriosis Working Group
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The Endometriosis Working Group, spearheaded by Rep. Jillian Gilcrest, has been prioritizing endometriosis in Connecticut for a year now. Recently, the group held their first legislative session, and after meeting monthly and making policy recommendations to the State Legislature, the Working Group successfully championed legislation that requires physicians receive continuing education on endometriosis and that the University of Connecticut Health plan for a research and biorepository program. 

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