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EndoFound's online magazine.

Q&A with Alyssa Sanchez: Teen Hosts Local Community Awareness Event

Q&A with Alyssa Sanchez:

Teen Hosts Local Community Awareness Event

This year, the Endometriosis Foundation of America (Endofound) was quite fortunate to have a number individuals show their support by organizing events in their local communities. Our volunteers dedicated…

The Year at a Glance

The Year at a Glance

On March 10, 2014, as part of Endometriosis Awareness Month, Endofound co-founders Dr. Tamer Seckin and Padma Lakshmi spoke about endometriosis to a packed house at the 92nd Street Y on the Upper East…

2015 Medical Conference and Awareness Day

2015 Medical Conference and Awareness Day

The 2015 Medical Conference was the EFA’s most successful to date! Titled “Ending Endometriosis Starts at the Beginning” this year’s meeting gathered clinicians and researchers from across the…

Teen Health: Is Period Pain Something More Serious?

Teen Health: Is Period Pain Something More Serious?

DIAGNOSING, TREATING ENDOMETRIOSIS EARLIER CAN HELP PREVENT LONG TERM DAMAGE When you have limited experience with your period, being able to determine what is normal and when something is wrong can be…

An Interview with Dr. Tamer Seckin, Endo Expert

An Interview with Dr. Tamer Seckin, Endo Expert

Dr. Tamer Seckin is a New York–based gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon who specializes in treating endometriosis.

ENDOMETRIOSIS CHAMPIONS: THE FUTURE OF THE FIGHT

ENDOMETRIOSIS CHAMPIONS: THE FUTURE OF THE FIGHT

Endometriosis is a complex, and very often, a misunderstood GYN condition. Mild cases can affect one woman to the point of crippling her for days, while another woman with a more severe stage may not…

Padma Lakshmi: Endometriosis Is Real, and It's Staggering

Padma Lakshmi: Endometriosis Is Real, and It's Staggering

Your mother's a nurse and your father's in the pharmaceutical industry, so I'm assuming you grew up pretty familiar with medicine and that whole world, which makes it even more shocking that you went…

Lena Dunham on Her Battle with Endometriosis: 'I Had Lost All Trust in or Connection to My Own Body'

Lena Dunham on Her Battle with Endometriosis: 'I Had Lost All Trust in or Connection to My Own Body'

Kudos to Lena Dunham for sharing her story. Her courage is opening the door for millions of women to learn about endometriosis - a disease that leaves women suffering in pain for far too long. Early diagnosis…

Lena Dunham and Padma Lakshmi Open Up About the Painful Disorder They Share

Lena Dunham and Padma Lakshmi Open Up About the Painful Disorder They Share

Endometriosis is a painful disorder in which tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside of it. It can cause cysts and scar tissue to develop, often resulting in severe pain during a woman’s…

Q&A with Lisa Drayton Volunteer Hosts EndoWalk

Q&A with Lisa Drayton Volunteer Hosts EndoWalk

The Bloomin’ Uterus Endometriosis Awareness and Support Walk was a 5-mile walk that we did around Lake Miramar in San Diego. For every $10 that was donated, we walked 1 mile. A few of the attendees…

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