From how cannabis interacts with your body, to exploring the medical studies that have been done, to how users incorporate cannabis into their sex lives and why...let's discuss it all!
A hysterectomy is not a cure for endometriosis, and other things you should know.
"It would have been a game changer had I had that information."
It’s not my fault that I have a chronic illness. But when you offer me unsolicited medical advice, you make me feel like it is.
Some people don't think of weed as medicine. I didn't used to either...until I had no other choice.
Endometriosis is an invisible illness, but this artist shows what her pain on the inside would look like on the outside.
Facing public budget cuts and restrictive anti-abortion legislation, some medical providers are using Reddit to connect with people who can't find answers anywhere else.
For seven months now I've been taking Chinese herbs to see if they would help my excruciating period pain. And, spoiler alert, they did.
Endometriosis is an invisible illness, so this artist used makeup to show what her pain on the inside would look like on the outside.
"Pregnancy is a super sensitive subject."
An OB-GYN Allegedly Gave Women Unnecessary Hysterectomies And Tied Their Tubes Without Their Consent
After going to a fertility specialist, one of the women discovered "both fallopian tubes were burnt down to nubs, making natural conception impossible."
As Someone Who Can't Have Penetrative Sex, It's Hard To See Myself As Sexy. So I Got A Boudoir Shoot Done
As a straight woman who is unable to have penetrative sex, I've always struggled to see myself as a sexual person. So I decided to have a boudoir photoshoot.
I made the switch from tampons and pads about a year ago, and I'm never looking back.
I wish my 17-year-old self knew the signs of endometriosis. I wish my parents did. I wish my school nurse did.
I have been using some form of cannabis to manage my chronic pain since I moved to California from Indiana in 2014.
But have you tried yoga?
“I was on my first date with my now-husband and, because I’m an incredibly awkward human, I couldn’t think of anything to talk about except my bizarre menstrual cycle.”
“I would liken it to carrying a heavy backpack around constantly – you can forget it’s there for awhile, and then someone comes by and adds a brick to it and tells you to run uphill.”
“Also I would like to add that killer 👏🏾cramps 👏🏾ain’t 👏🏾normal👏🏾”
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Over 176 million people live with this disease worldwide.
“You should find a man, settle down now, have a few kids, and then get all your plumbing taken out.”
The condition affects 176 million women around the world.
There's a lot of confusion out there about endometriosis. What do you wish more people knew about this condition?
Endometriosis can sometimes take years to diagnose. Tell us about your symptoms and how you found out you had the condition.
Hasta ahora, el mecanismo que causa infertilidad en la endometriosis era un misterio.
The mechanism that causes infertility in endometriosis has been a mystery until now.
The Top Chef host opened up about the show, her fight to raise awareness about endometriosis, and her own #MeToo story in a new episode of Profile.
I have vaginismus, vulvodynia, and endometriosis which makes sex painful. But I've found things that help.
Since endometriosis is an invisible illness, it's hard getting people to understand or believe what living with this is really like. So I recorded a week of my life.
El que sea invisible no significa que no duela muchísimo.
Just because it's invisible doesn't mean it doesn't hurt like hell.
TBH, I really liked it.
I've had chronic pain for over a decade now, and nothing has helped me as much as CBD has.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects 700,000 Australian women.
De parte de personas que conocen por lo que estás pasando.
From people who know what you're going through.
Because it's not as simple as popping an aspirin.
It's about damn time.
I wore these for 27 hours straight and my endometriosis-bloated stomach didn't even notice.
As two people desperately looking for pain-free lives, we'd stop at almost nothing to find a cure.
No es solo un mal periodo.
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."
This Woman Thought Her Ovarian Cysts Were Just Weight Gain, And Now She Wants To Stop Others From Making That Mistake
"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.
I got botox to help with my pelvic floor dysfunction.
The singer has undergone multiple surgeries in the hopes it will help treat her condition.
Fifty percent of the population has period pain. Whoopi Goldberg is doing her best to help stop it.
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?
It's not just a bad period.
"You don't have to give birth to someone to be their mother."
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.”
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.