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Advance Endo Research—Just by Wearing a Tampon!

Advance Endo Research—Just by Wearing a Tampon!

NextGen Jane is developing a smart tampon that will hopefully be able to diagnose endometriosis from menstrual fluid extracts.

There’s No Place Like New York: Gates Palissery’s Run for Endometriosis

There’s No Place Like New York: Gates Palissery’s Run for Endometriosis

My middle sister Mason, who also ran on Sunday, has endometriosis and I knew absolutely nothing about it until after she said something and I started doing more research. Finding out my sister has endo—that…

Announcing EndoFound’s Scientific & Medical Board

Announcing EndoFound’s Scientific & Medical Board

We’re thrilled to announce the formation of our Scientific and Medical Board with 26 international charter members serving an initial three-year term with no term limits. Chairing the committee is Dr.…

A Beginner’s Guide to Participating in Endometriosis Clinical Trials

A Beginner’s Guide to Participating in Endometriosis Clinical Trials

It is no secret that there is a significant need to increase the amount of research done on endometriosis. As patients you can help research efforts by participating in clinical trials. If you’ve never…

How To Approach Your Pap Smear When You Have Endometriosis

How To Approach Your Pap Smear When You Have Endometriosis

It’s estimated that there will be almost 14.5 thousand new cases of invasive cervical cancer diagnosed in the U.S in 2021. Around 4,290 people will die from the condition.

Finding and Interpreting New Endometriosis Research

Finding and Interpreting New Endometriosis Research

One of the most empowering things a person with endometriosis can do to take charge of their health is learning how to find and interpret new research findings. It takes an estimated average of 17 years…

A Letter from Dr. Seckin: On Hysterectomies, Endometriosis, and Adenomyosis

A Letter from Dr. Seckin: On Hysterectomies, Endometriosis, and Adenomyosis

Last week, comedian Amy Schumer thanked her surgeons Dr. Tamer Seckin, EndoFound’s founder, and Dr. Hayama Brill for her endometriosis surgery, involving hysterectomy and appendectomy.

Trauma-informed Care Should Be the Medical Standard

Trauma-informed Care Should Be the Medical Standard

Like many people who experience sexual assault, I didn't say anything about what happened to me for many years but I did try my best to process the trauma on my own and reclaim my body. As it turns out,…

Meet The 2021 TCS New York City Marathon Team

Meet The 2021 TCS New York City Marathon Team

The Endometriosis Foundation of America is proud to be entering it’s 6th year as an official charity partner with the TCS New York city marathon.

Battling Cystic Acne? You’re Not Alone. Here’s What You Need to Know if you’re an Endo Warrior

Battling Cystic Acne? You’re Not Alone. Here’s What You Need to Know if you’re an Endo Warrior

What exactly is cystic acne, what’s its connection to endometriosis, and how do you make these stubborn zits vanish? Here are some answers to the most common questions about the link between the two…

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