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Meet Lily: Teenage Endo Warrior

Hi, I’m Lily and I’m 18 years old. I am the 1 in 10 women, and one of the 200 million women worldwide affected by Endometriosis. My journey with Endometriosis began at the age of 14. I began struggling with an array of symptoms including immensely painful periods that were

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Endometriosis Education in Schools

As an endometriosis patient, you keep hearing that 1 in 10 women are diagnosed and suffer with endometriosis. Again, 1 in 10. Researchers believe that there are even more women than the 1 in 10 already diagnosed who may be suffering from endometriosis. It is assumed women may be misdiagnosed,

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An Endometriosis Patient Shares Her Story

My name is Arolyn and I was lucky to intern with Worldwide EndoMarch for the past six months. I met so many endometriosis patients and impacted individuals during this experience. It has really inspired me to continue advocating for patients all around the world for women’s health, most specifically, patients

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Advocacy for Endometriosis is Advocacy for Women’s Health

Guest post by Arolyn, Worldwide EndoMarch Intern Hello there! My name is Arolyn. I am an intern with Worldwide Endomarch as an MPH graduating candidate for the past six months. Throughout my time here, I was able to communicate and listen to endometriosis patients sharing their struggles with an intense

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Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain

Guest Blog Post by Mandy Klumpkens Endometriosis is a complicated whole body disease. Chronic pelvic pain is always present but may vary in intensity over time. Pelvic pain, including the ‘killer cramps’, may occur out of nowhere and can last for a certain period of time. On the other hand

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Called Upon the Endo Belly

This article was originally posted on No, Thanks Endo, a website created by Maya Rodda. She has given us permission to republish it on our blog. Check out Maya’s website or follow her on Instagram! If you have endometriosis, you have most likely heard the term “endo belly”. And if you

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Endometriosis – Quality of Life and Psychosocial Distress

Guest Blog Post by Mandy Klumpkens When our brain is tired of coping with too many things at once, psychological distress often comes with feelings of vulnerability and fear that eventually can become disabling. Symptoms that are linked to this mechanism are depression, anxiety, extensive worrying or social isolation. However,

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Tips For Your First Endometriosis Laparoscopy

Having your first laparoscopy is scary. For one, this is going to be where you find out if you have endometriosis or not. And two, if you haven’t had surgery before it can be nerve-wracking. I mean hell, even if you have had surgery it’s always scary. I’ve had 4 laparoscopies for Endometriosis so far, yet I’m always a little nervous. That’s why I’ve come up with this checklist to help other women know what to expect on surgery day, what to bring with them, and what to do afterward at home and at post-op.

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Premed Students Nominated for Advocacy Award

Premedical students from San Jose State University, UC Berkeley, and UCLA , were recently chosen as the 2019 recipients of the Worldwide EndoMarch’s Women’s Health Leaders of the Future award, for their outstanding contributions in patient advocacy as volunteers for the Worldwide EndoMarch.

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