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2022 EndoMarch Heroes of the Year

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 EndoMarch Hero of the Year Award: Dr. Stacey Missmer (USA) and Dr. Krina Zondervan (International)! Both recipients will be recognized during the Virtual Worldwide EndoMarch on March 26th, 2022. Stacey Missmer is a Global Impact Initiative endowed Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive

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Share Your Story: Maria Giovanna Melarosa

My name is Maria Giovanna Melarosa. I was born 41 years ago in Catania Sicily, Italy. Since a young age, I was always sick and in pain. I would struggle with nausea, dizziness, and no doctor could tell my parents what was wrong with me. Actually, they would say it’s

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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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Endo Explained: Ask The Experts (ep. 3)

Join us for ep. 3 of Endo Explained: Ask the Experts taking place on Saturday, June 27th at 10am PST/1pm EST! This month, we’ll be covering all of your questions on bowel endometriosis. This month our panel of bowel endometriosis experts will include:   Dr. Camran Nezhat Camran Nezhat, M.D.

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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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Endo Explained: Ask The Experts (ep. 2)

Join us for ep. 2 of Endo Explained: Ask the Experts taking place on Saturday, May 30th at 10am PST/1pm EST! This month, we’ll be covering all of your questions on endometriosis with and without pain for infertility, IVF vs. surgery or both. This month our panel of infertility experts

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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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2020 EndoMarch Heroes of the Year

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 EndoMarch Hero of the Year Award: Dr. Sandra A. Carson (US) and Yasaman “Yassi” Miremadi (International)! Both recipients will receive their award at the 7th Annual Worldwide EndoMarch on March 28th, 2020.

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In Loving Memory of Elise Elizabeth Travers

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Elise Elizabeth Travers, noted philanthropist, endometriosis advocate and Board Member of Worldwide EndoMarch and Worldwide Endometriosis Day. She also served as President of the New York chapter of Worldwide EndoMarch. Ms. Travers passed away peacefully on September 4, 2019 after an extended illness.

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2019 Endo Activists of the Year (USA)

We’d like to congratulate this year’s fabulous line up of Worldwide EndoMarch and Nezhat Family Foundation award recipients, all of whom are inspirational leaders in the endometriosis advocacy community, who have gone above and beyond to support endometriosis sufferers and Worldwide EndoMarch awareness efforts. The dedication and compassion this year’s award recipients have shown to those suffering from endometriosis has made a lasting positive impact and no doubt each of these trailblazers will continue to soar as shining examples of the best and brightest in the field of patient advocacy.

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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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