It's not just a bad period.
En el mes de la endometriosis, escuchamos los testimonios de algunas mujeres afectadas por dolores menstruales agudos.
Over 176 million people live with this condition worldwide.
Let's talk about when sex hurts and what you can do about it.
There are many different therapies for endometriosis, a condition that causes severe pelvic pain and bleeding, but hysterectomies typically aren't one of them.
It can cause severe pain, inflammation, and the formation of scar tissue.
Soooooooooooooooooooooo happy for her!!
When you live every day with pain, it’s hard not to imagine what your life might be like without it.
Hi, my name is Lara, and I can't have sex.
"Maybe the pain is just in your head." ER CAN YOU NOT?
An unmarried woman’s sexuality is so terrible, so unimaginable, that it is completely written out of our language – in movies, in media, and even in the doctor’s office.
"It's diametrically opposed to everything I've fought my whole career for and it's not a compliment to me because it's not an achievement."
"I could've caught it a lot sooner and saved a ton of money if my doctors had actually taken the time to properly examine me and listened to me."
"My weight loss isn't a triumph and it also isn't some sign I've finally given in to the voices of trolls."
"They’ll go to a beauty salon, but they won’t go for a comprehensive medical checkup. Even though they are the same price.”
Just because you can't see our illness doesn't mean it isn't there.
For years, I struggled with vaginal pain. And then Botox changed that.
The singer has undergone multiple surgeries in the hopes it will help treat her condition.
"You'd think after all these years, somebody would be settled with something like this, but it's still hard to accept."
And you can too, PROBABLY!
Fifty percent of the population has period pain. Whoopi Goldberg is doing her best to help stop it.
She's a real Rey of light, that Daisy.
It's time to Liv-ia our best lives while on our periods.
I find comfort in the fact that I am never alone in my fight.
There have been many days in my life when my chronic pain has ruined my day, but there have also been many days when it hasn't. And those are the days I previously chose to share with the world.
The star and creator of HBO's Girls will undergo surgery after an ovarian cyst rupture. The actress, director and writer has talked previously about her bouts with endometriosis.
"I have managed to live a wild, incredible, and unpredictable life with endo, and I'm here for you."
After how many dates do you bring up the medical condition that prevents you from having vaginal intercourse?
"I'm in love with a baby that doesn't exist..."
"You don't have to give birth to someone to be their mother."
We may not look sick, but we are sick.
I'd always been self-conscious about my abdomen. When I got endometriosis, everyone else became conscious of it too.
“I felt like I had to make up for the fact that I was broken.”
"You don't look sick." WELL, I AM.
Almost nine months ago, I was told I might never be able to have intercourse. Now I'm trying to make peace with my medical condition — and hoping my partners will as well.
Approximately 176 million women worldwide suffer from Endometriosis. It's time to talk to about it.