Endometriosis: facts, myths and things we just don’t know

The Basics March is endometriosis awareness month.  Endometriosis is a condition in which cells that are similar to the tissue from the lining of the uterus (endometrial cells) grow in places outside of the uterus.  This often occurs in the pelvis in the tissue surrounding the uterus and ovaries, but can affect the bladder, bowels,

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Hysterectomy to Treat Endometriosis

Lena Dunham Had a Total Hysterectomy to Treat Her Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a debilitatingly painful reproductive health condition that happens when tissue from the lining of the uterus grows on other organs. (Or, as some experts say, when tissue that is similar to uterine lining but different—and able to make its own estrogen—migrates to other organs.) In the essay, Dunham discusses how she came to the decision to

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