Endometriosis Organization - Endometriosis Association

Endometriosis does.

EXCRUCIATING PAIN.

Normal periods do not cause

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TEENS IN PAIN

deserve to be heard

and should get the best diagnosis and care

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Join us as we continue working to
End the pain for girls, women & families living with endometriosis
ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS MONTH
March 1-31 2020

Your Trusted Endometriosis Association Since 1980

The Endometriosis Association is the recognized authority on endometriosis, a life-altering hormone and immune system disease affecting millions worldwide.

What We Do

  • Supporting Living With Endometriosis

    We provide women and teens affected by this chronic, painful disease with peer support, advocacy, education, resources, and private groups.

  • Education

    Knowledge is power, and we strive to inform and educate those living with endo, their families, medical professionals, and the general public. Learn about the facts of endometriosis

  • Support Families & Loved Ones

    We know that the effects of endometriosis extend beyond those with the condition to include significant others, parents, family, and close friends.

  • Research

    We actively pursue a cure and prevention of endometriosis by funding research done by universities and other medical research partners.

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Endo Myths (1980) vs Endo Facts (2018)
  • MYTH: Endo affects white women FACT: Endo affects all races
  • MYTH: Affects women in their 30s to 40s FACT: Affects females 8 to 80 years old
  • MYTH: Pregnancy considered a cure for endo FACT: Pregnancy may reduce symptoms temporarily; not a cure
  • MYTH: Hysterectomy and removal of ovaries believed a cure FACT: Combined with thorough excision, may reduce or eliminate symptoms; not a sure cure
  • MYTH: Endo affects upper socioeconomic level; “career” women FACT: Found in all socioeconomic groups and occupations
  • MYTH: Endo is rare FACT: A conservative estimate: endo affects 89 million women worldwide
  • MYTH: Regarded as serious only when related to infertility; not linked to serious pain, illness, or increased risk for cancer FACT: Now definitively linked to numerous cancers including deadly ovarian cancer, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, and allergic diseases
  • MYTH: No known cause (retrograde menstruation usual explanation) FACT: Dioxin, most toxic chemical ever produced by man, proven to be able to cause endometriosis; pesticides and DES may also cause endo
  • MYTH: Considered only a hormonal disease FACT: Now known to be hormonal, immunological, toxicological, and epigenetic (transferred through generations) disease

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