Endometriosis Foundation of America: An Online Patient Community
The Future of Endo Care: Patient-Driven Data

Dr. Noemie Elhadad, Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University, is spearheading the mission to close the doctor patient gap in endometriosis care. Get to know Dr. Elhadad’s work with the Citizen Endo project, which aims to give individuals with endometriosis the tools to advance research and manage their disease, in this exclusive interview.

Trauma-informed Care Should Be the Medical Standard

Endometriosis patient, advocate, and writer Elle Hurley pens this urgent piece on why trauma-informed care should be the medical standard—especially for endometriosis patients. “For patients with chronic pelvic pain,” Elle writes, “exams can be clinically normal despite underlying conditions. For me, doctor appointments cause an anxiety spike because they are a continuation of this sense that my body does not belong to me.” Trigger warning: sexual assault. 

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From Ultrasound Model to Medical School: Jenna Dvorsky’s Endo Story
Jenna’s journey towards an endometriosis diagnosis began ten years ago, and it wasn’t until she—hoping to go to medical school herself—volunteered to be an ultrasound model for medical students and residents that she was led to her first endometriosis specialist. “When the doctor in the room was demonstrating what to do, he started scanning my abdomen and paused,” Jenna writes. “He told me it looked like I had a large cyst on my left ovary.” Read Jenna’s full story for how she sought treatment and is now beginning medical school this fall!

Jenna's Story

The Blossom Letter is going on a brief vacation! We’ll be back the first week of September. In the meantime, check out our news portal, The Blossom. To view our collection of powerful and urgent endometriosis stories, visit this page. Looking for coverage on the latest cutting-edge endometriosis research? Visit EndoNews. And if you’d like to continue to support our programs, visit this link.

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