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Premenopause / Early Menopause / Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (or Failure) / Perimenopause / Menopause / Postmenopause: Why these names matter

Making sense of the many names for women’s reproductive aging by Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior Jerilynn C. Prior BA, MD, FRCPC, ABIM, ABEM is a Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. She is the founder (2002) and Scientific Director of the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research(CeMCOR). The process... read more

“Endo What?” documentary sets the record straight about endometriosis

The facts are eye-opening, the experts are compelling, but it is the voices of women talking about their lived experience with endometriosis that have the biggest impact in Endo What?, the documentary about the disease that premiered in New York City on March 16, 2016, during #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth. In one early scene, woman after woman states the number of years... read more
My endometriosis story has a happy ending

My endometriosis story has a happy ending

Guest Post by Yael Magen, Esq. When I was diagnosed with endometriosis it wasn’t the excruciating pain that bothered me or even my internal organs that were deteriorating, but rather, my biggest fear was that I would not get pregnant. Yael Magen (back) with her mother and co-author Sheryl Mendlinger. I was always a career-oriented person, was the first and... read more

An holistic approach to managing endometriosis

What I learned about endometriosis that helped me manage my condition Guest Post by Melissa Turner I remember the day I was diagnosed with Stage 4 endometriosis. I was sitting in the doctor’s office, looking at my gynecologist and heard only words of limitation and endless struggling. The words of “there is no cure” and “there is nothing else... read more

Three facts about endometriosis: Lupron, surgery and adjunct treatments

Weaving A Red Web by Giuliana Serena “…there are fewer than 100 surgeons in North America who have been identified as doing effective surgery for endometriosis.” Guest Post by Philippa Bridge-Cook, PhD Endometriosis has had more press attention in the last several weeks than it has had in years, thanks to Girls writer/producer/actress Lena Dunham’s announcement that she was not... read more
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