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Endometriosis research and technology update

Endometriosis research and technology update

Today, one in ten women are living with endometriosis. You don’t need to look far to find a Tweet, Facebook post or blog entry by someone you know living with the disease. So far in 2017, when it comes to endometriosis, patient advocacy, storytelling and education is on the rise. Researchers, rather than hypothesize about the symptoms and treatment options,... read more
Endometriosis, painful sex, and physical therapy

Endometriosis, painful sex, and physical therapy

Guest Post by Dr. Sallie Sarrel, PT, ATC, DPT NOTE: This post was originally published on this blog on March 17, 2016. Dr. Sallie Sarrel is a Women’s Health Physical Therapist. “We have emerged from the days of Freud and finger pointing that sexual pain is only psychological. Especially in the case of women with endometriosis, sexual pain is driven... read more
School nurse initiative launches with Endometriosis Awareness Month

School nurse initiative launches with Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endo What?, the groundbreaking documentary about endometriosis, premiered in March 2016 to mark Endometriosis Awareness Month. Menstruation Matters reviewed the film on March 31, 2016, under the headline “Endo What? documentary sets the record straight about endometriosis.” Since last March the acclaimed film has screened worldwide. This March, the team behind the film–spearheaded by director/producer Shannon Cohn–is launching... read more
Menstrual leave, infertility benefits, and work(flow) balance

Menstrual leave, infertility benefits, and work(flow) balance

Let it Flow #2 by Menstrual Designer Jen Lewis. Photographer: Rob Lewis Menstrual leave is a trending topic in recent news stories. Zambia now offers leave to women suffering from serious menstrual cramps, whereas most countries in the West offer little, if any, paid sick time, let alone time off for menstrual-related pain. On Feb. 4, 2017, Quartz Media reports... read more
Fertility awareness educators to gather at conference

Fertility awareness educators to gather at conference

Fertility awareness educators and menstrual cycle healthcare providers are invited to share their expertise, experiences, and best practices at the Justisse Fertility Awareness Educators Conference in Nanaimo, British Columbia, August 23 to 27, 2017. With the rising interest in menstrual cycle awareness as an approach to health and well-being, many women are seeking out fertility awareness instructors or health-care professionals... read more
Caitlin Moran writes about menstruation

Caitlin Moran writes about menstruation

Caitlin Moran is a prize-winning columnist for The Times of London where she has been publishing witty, pithy, and sometimes acerbic pieces about film, pop culture, politics and whatever random subject strikes her interest for the last 24 years. Unlike most regular columnists, she moves back and forth between light entertainment pieces and hard hitting op-ed material deftly. The closest... read more
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