An ongoing series exploring everything we need to know about endometriosis.

8 Common Myths About Endometriosis That Make It Easy To Dismiss Your Pain

My whole life I've had incredibly painful periods. A few times per month, the pain gets so bad that I am doubled over with it. I get nauseated, achy, bloated — the pain radiates around my body like a demonic ping pong ball. I remember very distinctly…
By Cat Bowen

9 Celebrity Quotes About Endometriosis To Help People Feel Less Alone

When I first got my period, no one told me that it wasn't normal to curl up in a ball for days, throwing up, passing out, and crying from pain. I had no idea that the crippling symptoms I dealt with were anything but ordinary, until one day a doctor …
By Cat Bowen

How Endometriosis Affects Sex

Being diagnosed with endometriosis — a gynecological condition in which the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus — comes with a new set of challenges that may mean lifestyle changes. There are concerns over heavy periods, infertility, and…
By Irina Gonzalez

I Tried Yoga To Cure My Endometriosis

For years, I experienced debilitating period cramps. I'd always assumed this pain was normal, and over the years, my family members and doctors would reinforce that idea. I was prescribed ibuprofen more times than I can count. No one told me then wha…
By Kelly Glass

This Common Disorder Could Lead To Serious Pregnancy Complications, Study Finds

When it comes to endometriosis and pregnancy, the conventional wisdom has long been that one of the hardest parts of having the disease was in overcoming the symptoms and the fertility issues often associated with it in order to achieve a pregnancy. …
By Tiffany Thomas