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Endometriosis

Daisy Ridley Shares An Empowering Message On Endometriosis

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living

Daisy Ridley is one of many women who suffer from endometriosis -- and she's sick and tired (literally) of its debilitating effects. The "Star Wars" a...

13 Endometriosis Symptoms My Doctors Missed

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Bohanan

The crazy and frustrating thing is many of the doctors I saw did uncover symptoms of endometriosis with their exams and tests, they just didn't see their findings through to the end: to the cause of the symptoms and an accurate diagnosis.

Lena Dunham Calls Out Sexist Research Funding Priorities

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Lena Dunham hasn’t been shy about discussing her endometriosis diagnosis in the media — and her latest comments are no exception. The “Girls”...

Endometriosis Ruined One Of My Closest Relationships

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Bohanan

It's a part of my life with disease that is still infected, and I'm not sure what kind of treatment will make it better. It must be some sort of forgiveness, but where and how do I apply it? How much longer is needed for recovery?

You’re More Likely To Have A Heart Attack If You Have This Chronic Condition

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) – Women with an excess growth of uterine lining tissue may also be at higher risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new stu...

Endometriosis, Social Pathologies, and Public Health

Jhumka Gupta | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Jhumka Gupta

Endometriosis is also a disease of social pathologies just as much as it is a disease where cells similar to the uterine lining existing outside of the uterus. Because of social pathology, women are told generation after generation that pain is just something they must endure.

12 Things People With Endometriosis Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living

Endometriosis is a complex condition that can make a run-of-the-mill stomach cramp seem like a walk in the park. The condition occurs when uterine tis...

10 Celebs Open Up About Their Struggles With Endometriosis

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living

Endometriosis is way more common than you'd think, considering how little we talk about the condition. One in every 10 women in the U.S. is affected b...

Why I Marched For Endometriosis

Jennifer Corter | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Jennifer Corter

I EndoMarched for the girls of the future. Not just my own potential daughters, but also for those girls who know their bodies and are fighting for a diagnosis. I too had to do the same thing. I knew something was going on in my body, and I demanded to know what it was. Stay strong, hold steadfast to your beliefs, be your own best advocate.

Lena Dunham's Ruptured Ovarian Cyst, Explained

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living

"Girls" creator Lena Dunham underwent surgery for a ruptured ovarian cyst on Monday, then thanked her well-wishers for their support on Instagram. "I'...

Lena Dunham's Endometriosis Forces Her To Take A Break

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Lena Dunham, the creator of the HBO series "Girls," announced Monday that she isn't going to do any press for her TV show’s upcoming season. The rea...

My Reproductive Organs Need A Voice

Vanessa de Largie | Posted 12.11.2015 | Women
Vanessa de Largie

I am 38 years young and my condition is worsening. I've undergone two keyhole surgeries in eighteen months. My specialist advises me that the Endometrial lesions are gluing my bowel to my uterus. This disease is a beast.

5 Frustrating Facts About Endometriosis... and How to Deal

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Heather Huhman

Endometriosis can be described in one word: painful. There's the obvious physical pain that accompanies the disorder, ranging from pelvic pain to awful periods (dysmenorrhea) to less-than-pleasant intercourse. Then there's the emotional pain.

The Future of Surrogacy in Minnesota

Erin Havel | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Erin Havel

There will be a few challenges along the way, and here's a big one. You found your life's mate and you are ready to start a family. The only trouble is, because of your medical history, your body is incapable of holding a pregnancy to term.

It's Time to Stop Ignoring Women's Health In the Workplace

Kristen DeFalco | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Kristen DeFalco

The fact that various health issues and major life events specific to women can be so easily dismissed is astounding. If a female employee is suffering daily from a painful chronic condition or knows she needs to lighten her workload for a few months to protect the health of her baby, shouldn't her right to wellness be given the same consideration as her co-workers?

The Face Of Infertility

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Robyn N. Cohen

I'm sharing the details of my story, because I am one of millions of women that have fertility issues. It is a horribly devastating feeling to not be able to reproduce.

11 Things to Know Before Walking Into a Fertility Center

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

If you think you might have a problem with infertility, where do you start? It can all be very overwhelming. There is a wealth of information available, but distinguishing fact from positive rhetoric can be confusing.

This Is What Endometriosis Feels Like

Abby Norman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Abby Norman

There are times, at night as I find I can't move because it has pulled me down against my bed, where I find that I, too, must audibly groan. Almost as though I'm harmonizing with the depth of the painful chord inside.

Endometriosis: Devastating for Young Women

Erin Havel | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

Endometriosis, as far as I knew, was something older women may experience. Statistics and facts about "female issues" are not always openly discussed in the same way as other medical conditions.

The Affordable Care Act Gets Us a Step Closer to Equitable Health Care

Somer Meade | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Somer Meade

As a person who has been living with what's commonly known as "a preexisting health condition," and one that can require expensive surgery and even result in emergency-room visits if it gets out of control, I consider the Affordable Care Act a lifesaver.

Eve's Daughters, or, Go With the Flow

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

While having children has been the most life-altering experience and process I have lived through, I have to say that the blessing that I walked out of those years of (finally) diagnosis and treatment with -- the blessing I think of only now with distance from the moment -- is that I learned the importance of listening to my body's messages.

Chemical Agriculture on the Attack, Again

Alex Formuzis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Alex Formuzis

Keeping politicians on message can sometimes be difficult. That also holds true of corporate chiefs and movie stars. Even the most seasoned, media-savvy folks veer off their talking points on occasion. But that's not the case with the pesticide industry and its clientele.

Lynne Peeples

Another Toxic Threat From Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.08.2013 | Green

A draft summary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report on the impacts of global warming leaked into the blogosphere last Fri...

A Doctor Told Me to Write in a Journal

Alvina Vasquez | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Alvina Vasquez

I am 34 and divorced, living single in the city. This is not what the 25-year-old me had pictured my life to be. That is okay. I have gotten used to ...

Jason Linkins

Reminder: Contraceptive Care Plays A Role In A Wide Range Of Positive Health Outcomes For Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Lizzie O'Leary -- late of CNN, current freelancer for National Public Radio -- is a friend of mine who has been fighting chronic endometriosis, as wel...