I’m Dr Seckin, founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America. You are all aware of the unfortunate comments made by Dr. Drew regarding women who suffer with the disease of endometriosis.
I believe it is my responsibility to make sure colleagues like Dr. Drew don't set the medical treatment of women back to the times of Sigmund Freud when doctors believed that monthly PELVIC PAIN was a form hysteria – mental illness. These women were put into mental institutions, straight-jacketed and given hysterectomies!
Today, this culture of blaming the victim has to STOP!
Treatment and improved quality of life is out there for all millions of women who suffer from this debilitating illness!
Doctors must be aware of how to diagnose and treat endometriosis early to prevent unnecessary suffering, infertility and even cancer.
They must update their knowledge and have an exchange of information with those of us who ARE knowledgeable about this disease and who dedicate our lives to treating this devastating illness.
I am sure Dr. Drew would agree that we should use this platform to exchange information, for learning, and -- most importantly -- to help our loved ones, friends, wives, our mothers, and our daughters.