Joanna Jenkins

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'I'm not a hypochondriac. I have a disease. All these things that are wrong with me are real, they are endometriosis'

I have a disease that I know nothing about.<p>I thought I knew everything, or at least a lot about it – but that turned out to be very far from the truth and also very bad for my health.<p>I have endometriosis. For a long time I thought it was all about the debilitating period pain I’d had from the time …

Medicine

Endometriosis: 20 things every woman (and every doctor) should know

<b>1.</b><p>Pregnancy is not a cure for endometriosis.Being pregnant may provide temporary relief from symptoms but it does not cure the condition. So ignore people who tell you different.<p><b>2.</b><p>You do not have this because you decided not to breed in your early20s. Delaying pregnancy is not a cause of …

Women's Health

Women discuss endometriosis: 'No one believed I could be in such pain from a period'

A huge number of women with endometriosis rushed to respond to the Guardian’s coverage of the issue, inspired to share their experiences of the rarely discussed disease in the hope of helping others.<p>Although an estimated 176 million women around the world suffer from the ‘secret plague’, too few …

Medicine

Endometriosis charities report 'enormous response' after Guardian revelations

Endometriosis charities said they have been overwhelmed by the public response to the Guardian’s revelations of the scale of a disease that affects one in 10 women and the hidden suffering that it causes.<p>The charities said women got in touch to tell them of their experience with the disease, with …

Oxford University

How to Know if Your Period Pain Is Really Endometriosis

An endometriosis-expert discusses the reasons why endometriosis can go undiagnosed, and how to recognize its symptoms.<p>Dr. Tamer Seckin is a New York–based gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon who specializes in treating endometriosis. He co-founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America with …

'It was a matter of social justice': endometriosis activist Sylvia Freedman on a year of driving change

It’s a grey day in May and I’m sitting in a conference hall at Sydney University, watching a young woman cry as she addresses a large audience. The woman, Sylvia Freedman, is explaining that it’s the first time specialist doctors, GPs and healthcare professionals have been invited to attend a …

Women's Health

8 Subconscious Behaviors That Are Keeping You From Having the Life You Want

Every generation has a "monoculture" of sorts, a governing pattern or system of beliefs that people unconsciously accept as "truth." It's easy to identify the monoculture of Germany in the 1930s, or America in 1776. It's clear what people at those times, in those places, accepted to be "good" and …

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