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Endometriosis was featured on Lifetime TV! The network's 98 million subscribers had the opportunity to learn about endometriosis in early April. If you missed it, stay tuned to the award-winning "Balancing Act" news show for repeats.
MARCH IS ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS MONTH! Thanks to the ERC's efforts in Congress to get House Con. Res. 291 passed several years ago, March is 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!
Critics & Supporters alike: please pardon our appearance! We are working on revising our website and ask for your patience during this transitional time. You may experience broken links or outdated URLs.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.
The world's leading pioneer, Camran Nezhat, MD, has very generously shared his current feature article with us. Click here to obtain your copy (free PDF reader is needed to access).
Looking for our Girl Talk(tm) Program for young women aged 25 and under? We've got a new home on Facebook. Join us there today!
A critical article, new to our Women2Women Program: "Endometriosis: Considerations of LGBT Patients” by A. Dance, MAWH
Abortions Cause Endometriosis?? NO! Read the facts!
The "Endometriosis Letter from Survivors" lives here!
Be sure to check out the latest from Nancy's Nook: musings on endometriosis from one of the foremost disease educators
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; for men only - female partners, please join us here or request our Woman2Woman program materials)
First-ever Endometriosis Legislative ToolKit Launches in DC
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.
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN SCIENCE & SUPPORT SINCE 1997
Endometriosis is a painful illness affecting an estimated 176 million women and girls around the world (Hummelshoj; 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 for years to make a positive difference in the lives of all those affected by the disease. It's time for a change!
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. 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 you, whether you are a women or girl with endometriosis, a loved one, physician, 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 find more effective treatments for the disease - and ultimately, to find the cure. It has been our mission since early 1997 to bridge the gap between patients and professionals. Come join our efforts...we’re glad you’re here. Learn more here.
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