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Endometriosis, painful sex, and physical therapy

Endometriosis, painful sex, and physical therapy

Dr. Sallie Sarrel is a Women’s Health Physical Therapist who specializes in endometriosis. “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 by physiologic reasons.” Guest Post by Dr. Sallie Sarrel, PT ATC DPT Sexuality is one of the innermost... read more
We must talk about sex and endometriosis

We must talk about sex and endometriosis

“Societal bias often tells us pain is simply ‘part of life’ and that symptoms of endometriosis like dyspareunia (painful sex) are somehow ‘normal’ or that we ‘shouldn’t talk about them.’ This is wrong.” Guest Post by Nancy Petersen, RN Endometriosis significantly impairs health-related quality of life across multiple domains, including pain, sexual, psychological and social functioning. The disease often creates... read more

#EndometriosisAwarenessMonth: Weekend Links #2

As Endometriosis Awareness Month continues, here are a few worthy and/or interesting media stories that mention endometriosis so far this March: March 8, 2016, Medical Xpress, Survey launched to learn more about Endometriosis You’d think the medical community would know a lot about a serious disease that impacts the lives of about 176 million women worldwide. Not so: Researchers... read more
Thank you, Endometriosis

Thank you, Endometriosis

“This may sound strange, but because of endometriosis, I have a lot to be thankful for.” Sophie Zivku Guest Post by Sophie Zivku, MA, Communications and Education Manager, Diva International Inc. If you asked me ten years ago where I saw myself in my 30s, I never would have said working for a menstrual cup company and being known in... read more

#EndometriosisAwarenessMonth: Weekend Links #1

Photo courtesy of Heather Guidone Worldwide, and here at re:Cycling, March is #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth. To increase your knowledge of this insidious disease, read through this series of articles and personal stories, briefly quoted here, that were published by The Guardian last September.   Sep. 27, 2015, The Guardian, What is endometriosis guide Endometriosis is a condition in which... read more
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