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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...

“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...
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...

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...
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