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Endometriosis Awareness Partnership Promotes Student Health in Los Angeles Schools

The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) and The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health (The L.A. Trust) Partner to Spread Endometriosis Awareness
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Awareness is Key to Battling Endometriosis: A Conversation with the Endometriosis Foundation of America

When a condition like endometriosis affects 176 million women worldwide –or 1 in 10 girls and women in the U.S. — but takes 10 years on average to receive an accurate diagnosis, an organization like the Endometriosis Foundation of America is a ray of light. The EFA’s goal is to increase awareness, fund research, and advocate for endometriosis. It emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and effective intervention while educating medical professionals and patients.
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Q&A with ENPOWR EduKit volunteers Chandelis Duster and Teknika Holloman

Chandelis Duster and Teknika Holloman describe their first experiences teaching students about endometriosis with ENPOWR's Endo EduKit!
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2017 TCS New York City Marathon

The TCS NYC Marathon is New York City’s greatest block party. With over 50,000 participants anda million spectators, you can traverse all five boroughs of the greatest city in the world, and be apart of the largest marathon to date. Runners gather to test their limits, summon their strength, and take on one of life’s greatest challenges. The EFA is thrilled to have been selected as an official charity partner for this year’s race. Every runner has a story. Let endometriosis be yours.
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Women’s March on Washington

Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) co-founder, Padma Lakshmi joined the march in Washington with her six-year-old daughter. Lakshmi took some time out from the march during the afternoon to sit down with CNN's Jake Tapper to discuss the movement and what it means to the future of women's health in the United States.
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Lena Dunham Has Had Her Period for 13 Straight Days

Thank you Lena Dunham for speaking out about endometriosis and the lack of research. Research is so important because it helps us to understand the sub-types of endometriosis; something that will assist us to develop better diagnosis and treatment strategies.
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Q&A with EFA volunteer and fundraiser Aleshia Carlsen-Bryan

Aleshia Carlsen-Bryan reveals what it was like organizing a 5K EFA fundraiser, and why she felt passionate about the cause!
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Public television Series Second opinion on Endometriosis Dr. Tamer Seckin explains it in detail

Tune in today to Second Opinion (PBS) as Tamer Seckin, MD., founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) joins host Peter Salgo, MD. (nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host), and Lisa Harris, MD., Vice President of Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer at Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital to discuss endometriosis. Joining them is patient Ruta Sankalis-Biteman who shares her endometriosis journey, and the challenges she experienced getting a proper diagnosis and effective treatment.
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Q&A with Team EFA Marathon Runner Ben Willig

2016 Team EFA marathon runner, Ben Willig, reveals what it was like to run his first NYC Marathon in support of endometriosis education
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Join #GivingTuesday and Feel the Movement!

Help the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) raise $20,000 towards the national expansion of the ENPOWR (Endometriosis: Promoting Outreach and Wide Recognition) Project. A program that targets teenagers aged 14 and above to explain what endometriosis is, how to recognize its symptoms early, and how it can be treated.
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