Endometriosis Foundation of America: An Online Patient Community
A Letter from Dr. Seckin: On Endo vs. Adeno 

Last week, comedian Amy Schumer thanked her surgeons Dr. Tamer Seckin, EndoFound’s co-founder, and Dr. Hayama Brill for her endometriosis surgery, involving hysterectomy and appendectomy. Thank you, Amy, for creating awareness by emphasizing the most significant symptom of endometriosis: painful periods. With endometriosis being discussed on the digital interface, many questions arose with respect to endometriosis vs. adenomyosis, hysterectomies, and the difference between a “cure” for endometriosis and “treatment” for endometriosis. Read Dr. Seckin’s explanations here.

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State Rep Jillian Gilchrest’s Update on Endo Advocacy

New strides in endometriosis advocacy are being made! Diana Falzone spoke with State Representative Jill Gilchrest about the launch of an endometriosis working group later this month in Connecticut. The group will be meeting every two weeks in the hopes of making recommendations for the legislature and focusing on endometriosis education. Learn more about these strides today.

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We’re Still Bringing You Period Products

We launched PeriodNow a few months into the pandemic last summer, and we’re still going! PeriodNow has been combating period poverty and spreading endometriosis education by getting period supplies to anyone who needs them. Each package of period supplies includes an insert on endometriosis symptoms to ensure that people can recognize a disease that is still so often misdiagnosed.

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“I can't afford treatment, so I keep enduring the pain.”
Althercia's Story
In powerful, frank, and emotional language,​​ Althercia Stephenson tells her endo story. “I've had episodes where I'm in so much pain I can't move,” Althercia writes. “As a single parent, it's hard because my son is forced to get fast food or cereal.” Thank you, Althercia, for sharing your story. You are not alone in this battle.
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