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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,...
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...
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...
SMCR Member Profile: Setting the record straight about endometriosis

SMCR Member Profile: Setting the record straight about endometriosis

Heather Guidone, Program Director, Center for Endometriosis Care  When and why did you join the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research? I was invited as a guest speaker to the 2013 SMCR conference and was immediately impressed by the depth of camaraderie and spirit with which I was welcomed—it felt like “coming home.” I’ve been an active member ever since. The...
The vagina as muse to technological innovation: SMCR Weekend Links 

The vagina as muse to technological innovation: SMCR Weekend Links 

Menstrual and vaginal health has been no stranger to innovation, especially when it comes to technology. For years, technology has played a major role in the health, wellness and pleasure of female reproductive anatomy. Many of these innovations have made the lives women (and men) better. The Memo highlights some of the greatest technological advances thus far. From sex toys...

“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...
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