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Research Finds That An Overwhelming Number of College Students with Endo Experience Disruptions

As a follow-up to our much-needed guide to navigating endometriosis in college, we’re spotlighting a recent study on how stigmas and life disruptions affect college students. The researchers’ findings? “Many young people assigned female at birth experience disruptions that affect their academic, work, and social lives. These disruptions due to symptoms suggestive of endometriosis also impact stigma experiences.” The study concludes that in addition to surgery and management options, young women and people assigned female at birth need assistance with navigating disruptions. Most importantly, “more interventions tailored to address stigma and minimize disruptions are needed in public health.” All summer and into the school year, we’re hoping to continue to advocate and fight for more support in schools for young endometriosis patients. Join us!

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Make Fibroids Funny Again: A Comedy Show in NYC on 6/29

April Boddie, a comedian and actress who suffers from endometriosis and fibroids, felt like it was years before she found helpful information, solutions, or anyone taking painful periods seriously. “Back in my day,” April says, “painful periods were just chalked up to just that: bad PMS.” Now, she says, there’s more open and public conversations about women’s health, and the comedy show she’s hosting on Wednesday, June 29th at 9:30 pm (ET) at Caveat in the Lower East Side will break the taboo even further. “For me marrying health and humor was very natural. What started as me and my uterus complaining about our struggles on stage has turned into a show that spreads awareness and laughs.” Join April and an all-star group of comedians, who have written for shows like Saturday Night Live and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, for a long-overdue evening that brings endometriosis and fibroids center-stage while making you laugh.

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Make a Difference this September! The End Endo 5K

Registration has kicked off for the End Endo 5K on September 17th and 18th, and our team is as committed as ever to improving the lives of endometriosis patients! Individuals with endometriosis need your help now to adapt endometriosis education to online learning, fund cutting-edge research on endometriosis treatment and diagnosis, advocate for endometriosis education on the state and national level, and promote disease recognition in our broader communities. We can’t wait for you to join on this empowering and supportive journey.

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Her Late Daughter Suffered from Debilitating Pain, Her Doctors Didn't Take It Seriously
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Trigger warning: suicide and self-harm. Sarah Austin, the mother of Trinity Lillian Graves, returns to EndoTV to discuss mental health and endometriosis. Trinity suffered debilitating pain from endometriosis and adenomyosis for nearly four years before she took her own life. Because Trinity's endometriosis pain was never taken seriously by doctors, they viewed her pain as solely a mental health issue. Back in January, Sarah Austin wrote an essay about her daughter for The Blossom, which you can read here.

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