As people, but especially as women, we have to be our own medical advocates. Whether it's my friends making their way through the birth industrial complex or the ones deciding how to handle a chronic illness like Lyme, educating ourselves is power.
Endometriosis materializes when the endometrium – the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus – sheds, but does not exit a woman's body during her period. Instead, it grows outside of the uterus, spreading to organs and nerves in and around the pelvic region.
Co-founder of the EFA Padma Lakshmi talks about how her own personal suffering with the disease led her to start the foundation with excision surgeon Dr. Tamer Seckin, the first doctor to ever put a name and a cause to Padma's suffering.
The EFA is devoted to public awareness, patient advocacy and of course research. Padma states, "Without research we are just flailing in the dark." Dr. Seckin exclaims, "Endometriosis is probably the least researched subject in women's health care in America!"
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a female disease in which the tissues of menstruation causing inflammation are found elsewhere in…
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As taxpayers in NY file their taxes this winter, the Endometriosis Foundation of America encourages people to consider a charitable donation to support supplemental teen heath education.
Dr. Tamer Seckin is a board-certified, advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgeon who specializes in the removal of endometriosis. Dr. Seckin is one of the few accredited gynecologic surgeons in the United States… Read More