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Life

Lena Dunham Opens Up About Her Elective Hysterectomy

In a new interview, "Girls" creator Lena Dunham talks about years of debilitating pain caused by endometriosis, which eventually led to her decision to have a total hysterectomy.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
11.26.18
Living With It

I Thought I Was Gaining Weight, Then Doctors Found a 20-Pound Cyst on My Ovaries

No matter how much I worked out, my stomach refused to shrink. Turns out I wasn't gaining weight, I was just carrying a fluid-filled nightmare.
Alia Marsha
9.18.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Halsey Should Be the Speaker at Every Damn Function She Chooses

While being honored as an endometriosis spokesperson on Monday, she spoke honestly about her experience of living with the painful condition.
Lauren O'Neill
3.21.18
Broadly

Depicting the Hidden Agony of Endometriosis in Paintings

Australian artist Ellie Kammer makes oil paintings that visualize the rage of women's silenced pain.
Sara Radin
3.15.18
endometriosis

1 in 10 Women Have Endometriosis. Why Don't Their Doctors Believe Them?

In "Ask Me About My Uterus," Abby Norman exhaustively chronicles her years-long struggle to make doctors take her pain seriously—something everyone who suffers from endometriosis can sadly relate to.
Rebecca Stoner
3.7.18
Weed

Could Weed Help Treat PMS?

Some women puff-puff-pass on the Midol, finding pain relief in cannabis instead.
Janie Cameron
12.27.17
Health

People with Illnesses Talk About the Symptom They Shouldn't Have Ignored

If you think you might be sick, here's an idea: Ask a doctor what they think.
Ruth Faj
12.4.17
Health

Living with Endometriosis, an Agonizing Disease with No Known Cause or Cure

For most of her life, Chloe has struggled with debilitating periods. When she was 25, she finally went to the hospital. It took four years to diagnose her. Why won't doctors take menstrual pain seriously?
Rosa Furneaux
7.27.17
Science

Scientists Grow a Functional Miniature Model of the Womb Lining in Lab

Researchers hope that their achievement will pave the way for new breakthroughs in the cure for endometriosis and infertility.
Sirin Kale
4.11.17
Stuff

What It's Like to Have Endometriosis, the Disease That Makes Your Periods Hell

While Lena Dunham recently made headlines for the little-known condition, she's not alone. One in ten people with a uterus will suffer from endometriosis at some point, including me.
Eleanor Rigby
3.8.16
Health

When Your Period Causes Blinding Pain and No One Takes It Seriously

A chronic condition that affects one in ten women, endometriosis can result in agonizing pain and infertility. There are still no known causes and no known cure.
Quinn Moreland
11.19.15
NSFW

A Therapist Told Me I had a Demon in my Vagina

After a lifetime of chronic endometriosis a Chi Tsang Nei practitioner informed me I had a demon in my vagina.
Carolyn Wadey-Barron
11.10.14