• adenomyosis,  Endo,  endometriosis

    Myths and Misconceptions of Endometriosis

    BY ROS WOOD, HEATHER GUIDONE, AND LONE HUMMELSHOJ Original article found here: www.endometriosis.org/resources/articles/myths  Gender issues and the complex nature of endometriosis have led to the unfortunate creation of too many myths and misconceptions about a disease which affects an estimated 176 million women (and their families) worldwide. Here are the facts about endometriosis – and let’s dispel some myths as well! Endometriosis is difficult to understand From a woman’s perspective, endometriosis is a disease surrounded by taboos, myths, delayed diagnosis, hit-and-miss treatments, and a lack of awareness, overlaid on a wide variety of symptoms that embody a stubborn, frustrating and, for many, painfully chronic condition. It affects these women and girls during the prime of their lives…


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