A 501(C)3Tax-Exempt, Tax-Deductible Organization

Endometriosis Research Center
World Headquarters
630 Ibis Drive
Delray Beach, FL 33444 USA

Toll Free: 800/239-7280
Phone: 561/274-7442
Fax: 561/274-0931


Endometriosis video generously provided by Endometriosis.org via Vimeo.

NOTE: We are working on revising our website thanks to the very generous support of Susan Pierce Richards, NP, Angie Whitney and the Selah Runners Group.  We ask for your patience during this transitional time.

You may experience broken links and outdated URLs. Thank you for staying tuned as we undergo a facelift! Please remember we are a non-profit organization which depends on volunteer support for such initiatives; as such, these projects take time. Thanks for your understanding! You can always join us here for the latest information and updates.

What's New?


"20 Years of Pain:" Endometriosis Featured in Feb 2014 Ladies' Home Journal. Click here to read article or grab your copy on shelves today

Endometriosis: all in your head, caused by emotions??
Not likely! Read on.

Looking for research trials?

Read the latest from Nancy's Nook here
musings on endometriosis from one of the foremost disease educators

We are proud to support the mission and vision of the 12th World Congress on Endometriosis. CLICK HERE for details.

Consensus on Current Management of Endometriosis released by World Endometriosis Society Montpellier Consortium: more

Associated Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics releases robust CME monograph for medical school faculty to use to supplement training of residents and students, and for practicing healthcare providers to use to enhance their knowledge of endometriosis-related care: more

Thanks to the ERC's efforts in Congress to get House Con. Res. 291, passed many year ago by Congress, March has long been formally known by the U.S. Government as National Endometriosis Awareness Month.  Several states have also worked with us on individual efforts within their own local governments.  Get involved and be sure to stay tuned to our social media networks to check out our newest articles, see information on our awareness month activities and fundraisers, and join the conversations! 

Looking for our Girl Talk(tm) Program for individuals aged 25 and under? We're on Facebook. Join us there today!

New to our Women2Women Program: "Endometriosis: Considerations of LGBT Patients” by A. Dance, MAWH

The "Endometriosis Letter from Survivors" lives here.

Looking for original MENDO group (Men who Love Women with Endometriosis), founded in 1999 by John Blondin & Carey Lewis? Click here (please note that the MENDO name is property of John Blondin for the ERC and may not be used in any other context without permission; the group is for men only - female partners, please join us here or request our Woman2Woman program materials)

Our website is dedicated to the memory of Kristi An Rose, "so no one else will suffer": Click here to learn more about this remarkable young woman whose loss will never be forgotten.


Endometriosis is a painful illness affecting an estimated 176 million individuals around the world (WERF).  Mistakenly stigmatized as merely "painful periods", the disease is far more than just simple "killer cramps".  The far-reaching effects of endometriosis negatively impact all of society - indeed; staggering costs associated with the illness soar near an estimated $119 billion annually (EndoCost Consortium, WERF).  The ERC has worked tirelessly since 1997 to make a positive difference in the lives of all those affected by the disease.  For almost two decades, our organization has been an international leader in endometriosis awareness, education, encouragement and empowerment, and is involved in a number of global endometriosis research and collaborative efforts. Unlike other organizations, however, we are unique in that we are not fee-based and are completely independent - not affiliated with any industry partners, individuals, sponsors or physicians. There is never a cost to be involved in or benefit from the ERC’s many programs.  There are many ways in which the ERC can help, whether you are an individual with endometriosis, a loved one, physician, legislator, researcher or media contact.  We are dedicated not only to improving the quality of life for those with the disease, but to continuing our important work with clinicians and researchers all over the world as well in order to improve lives. It has been our mission since our founding to bridge the gap between patients and professionals to support the journey of those affected by the disease. We’re glad you’re here.

Proud Founders of Girl Talk(tm), the First-Ever
Education & Support Program for Young Women

Did you know? You can order endometriosis (and any other) books and benefit the ERC at the same time, just by clicking above!

:: Patients, Family & Friends :: Researchers :: Legislative & Public Awareness
At the ERC, our first priority is meeting the needs of those with endometriosis and their loved ones.  Through our many diverse programs, the ERC strives to empower, educate and encourage patients from all over the world.  If you are a patient or loved one of someone with the disease, you have come to the right place - the ERC is here to help any way we can...ENTER

The ERC is committed to making sure that the research community continues to be aware of this often misdiagnosed disease. Researchers: please contact us today.

The ERC is a pioneer and continued leader in the efforts to increase recognition of this disease specifically among local, state and federal policymakers.  Through our work, the United State Congress unanimously passed the country's first-ever National Endometriosis Awareness Resolution, H. Con. Res. 291...ENTER