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.
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.
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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.
Depicting the Hidden Agony of Endometriosis in Paintings
Australian artist Ellie Kammer makes oil paintings that visualize the rage of women's silenced pain.
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.
Could Weed Help Treat PMS?
Some women puff-puff-pass on the Midol, finding pain relief in cannabis instead.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.